A man is facing multiple weapons charges after a traffic stop in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday.

On Jan. 19 at around 8:15 p.m. RCMP were on patrol on 8th Street NW in Portage when they came across a pickup truck with an expired license plate.

Police were made aware of the vehicle after a report was filed the day before.

After pulling over the truck, officers noticed two firearms inside, one of which was a sawed-off semi-automatic shotgun.

The driver of the truck, 30-year-old Stewart Young from Winnipeg, was arrested on scene and will face charges including possession of a prohibited weapon, and two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.