Calgary man charged for the alleged possession of two sawed-off shotguns

Nov 5 2019, 1:12 pm

A 51-year-old Calgary man is facing charges relating to 25 alleged offences.

A release from the Calgary Police Service states that Darrin Arndt was arrested following a CPS drug trafficking investigation in the community of Albert Park.

A search warrant for two homes on the 1300 block of 25 Street SE was executed in late October, with police seizing two sawed-off Remington Shotguns, a Browning X-Bolt rifle, a Mossberg 802 Plinkster rifle, multiple airsoft guns, multiple edged weapons, 25.2 grams of methamphetamine, and a small amount of fentanyl, according to the release.

Ardnt was charged with “one count each of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, knowing possession of a weapon with no registration, possession of a restricted/prohibited firearm with ammunition and possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts each of careless storage of a firearm and knowing possession of an unlicensed weapon, seven counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order and eight counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.”

“This drug trafficking activity was a significant concern for the citizens living in Albert Park and directly impacted their sense of safety,” said Inspector Asif Rashid of the Calgary Police Service District 4 in the release.

“We rely on information from the public to do our jobs and we are grateful for the relationship that we have with our citizens, which allows us to ensure that Calgarians feel safe in their own communities.”