Calgary man facing 29 charges after drugs and weapons seized from residence

Jul 13 2020, 10:31 pm

Calgary police have charged one man after multiple firearms and drugs were seized from a residence in southeast Calgary.

In a Monday release, police said the charges come after detectives with the Guns and Gangs Unit began investigating in June alleged firearms trafficking activity that was occurring in the city.

The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Chaparral Valley View SE.

As a result of the search warrant, police said they seized six “unlawfully possessed” firearms, ammunition, and more than $36,000 worth of drugs.

Police said the seized items included the following:

  • One Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9mm rifle
  • One Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle
  • One SKS 7.62 x 39 rifle
  • One Escort 12-gauge pump action shotgun
  • Two Ranger Silha Bullpup 20 shotguns
  • Four over capacity magazines
  • 157 rounds of various ammunition
  • 133 grams of fentanyl
  • 98.2 grams of cocaine, including some pre-packed into vials
  • 1.5 kilograms of marijuana

Now, 29-year-old Calgary resident Ravinderpaul Gill is facing 29 charges including possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution.

“The unlawful presence of firearms in our community is extremely concerning,” said CPS Staff Sgt. “We are committed to investigating individuals involved in the illegal trafficking of firearms to ensure that our city remains a safe place for Calgarians to live.”

Gill will next appear in court on August 7, 2020.

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