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Man facing more than 330 firearms charges

One Oshawa man is facing hundreds of gun related charges after the DRPS seized 33 weapons from his home. (Photo supplied by DRPS)

Police seized 33 guns and other prohibited devices, such as overcapacity magazines, from a Pickering residence and laid 337 charges against the homeowner.

On Sept. 20, Pickering Fire Services was responding to a carbon monoxide alarm at a home on Liatris Drive when they noticed a suspicious substance in the basement. They alerted police who began to investigate. The Drug Enforcement Unit was called in and they obtained a search warrant for the residence. The OPP Clandestine Lab team also attended to ensure the material found was handled safely.

An unidentified substance was found along with 33 guns and other prohibited devices, such as overcapacity magazines. The substance has been sent for testing.

A 33-year-old of New Providence Street in Oshawa, is facing 337 firearms charges including careless storage of a firearm; unauthorized possession of a firearm; possessing a restricted or prohibited firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; and possession of a prohibited device.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Drug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802.