Man faces numerous gun, human trafficking charges

GUELPH – On Oct. 19, Guelph Police received information that a 26-year-old Guelph man was in possession of a firearm. As a result of this information, police executed search warrants at three addresses, two of which resulted in police seizing several items. At a residence located in the south end of Guelph police seized:

– a Lakefield Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun with serial number removed;

– loose .22 Calibre hollow point ammunition;

– ammunition belt with 12 gauge shotgun ammunition;

– two large knives;

– large canister of bear spray;

– leg shackles;

– loaded syringe; and

– large quantity of marijuana edibles.

At a central Kitchener residence police seized:

– schmeisser .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle with serial number removed;

– two rifle magazines with excess loaded hollow point ammunition;

– container of .22 calibre hollow point ammunition; and

– loose .22 calibre hollow point ammunition.

Police say further investigation by the Guelph and Waterloo police revealed the man was also involved in human trafficking. On Oct. 19 he was arrested and charged with numerous firearms and human trafficking related offences, as well as breaches of court orders. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Constable James Graham at 519-824-1212 ext. 7441, email him at, leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at