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Man with lifetime firearm prohibition arrested after gun found in vehicle

For Immediate Release: 28-Jun-2022 @ 12:31 PM
MRU #: F22R004

The Gang Suppression Team (GST), under the EPS’ Organized Crime Branch, has charged a man with various firearm offences after he was found to be in possession of a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

Shortly after midnight, on Monday, June 27, 2022, police conducted a traffic stop on a GMC Terrain after officers noticed the vehicle’s license plate was obscured. Upon speaking with the driver and passenger, officers from GST determined the 28-year-old male passenger was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for breaching conditions. Officers instructed the occupants to exit the vehicle, at which time the passenger indicated he was in possession of a firearm. A loaded and modified 12-gauge shotgun, with additional ammunition, was subsequently located on 28-year-old Suede Batoche. 

Batoche did not possess a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). The firearm’s serial number had also been removed.

Batoche is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm knowing its serial number is defaced, possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle and possession contrary to order.

Modified 12-gauge shotgun seized during traffic stop

Extra ammunition seized during traffic stop



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