A 21-year-old man from Sandy Bay First Nation is facing several charges after being arrested for the possession of a sawed-off shot gun and meth.

On June 3rd, at around 7 p.m., Manitoba First Nations Police Service Officers received reports of a man who left a local residence with a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Officers say they conducted patrols and located the suspect behind a residence and convinced him to drop the weapon.  The suspect complied and was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

When searching the suspect, police located and seized the sawed-off shotgun, six 12-gauge shotgun rounds, and a container with nearly 12 grams of methamphetamine.

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Police say that the man is facing several charges including Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.