One man charged following high risk search

One of the eight individuals arrested Saturday morning following the execution of a high risk search warrant at 1102-106th Street in North Battleford has now been formally charged. 

Jamie Lynn Musqua, 36, is charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

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Three counts of possessing a prohibited firearm;

Possessing a firearm without a licence;

Two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm with readily accessible ammunition;

Two counts of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose;

Possessing a firearm with the serial number removed;

Possession of stolen property.

Musqua made his first appearance in North Battleford provincial court Monday before Judge Lloyd Deshaye. He remains in custody and is due to appear again Thursday morning, June 13, in provincial court.

BACKGROUND: On Saturday, June 8, the Battlefords RCMP and the “F” Division Emergency Response Team executed a high risk Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Warrant at a residence on the 1100 block of 106th street in North Battleford.

RCMP arrested three adult males and five adult females from the residence without incident. The subsequent search revealed several firearms, stolen property, and evidence of drug trafficking.

The investigation is continuing and charges are pending against several of the arrested subjects.

This is a complex investigation involving investigators from several specialized units, as a result an update on charges will be provided later, says the RCMP.

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