Victoria police relieved after weapons cache seized

Two teenagers arrested after variety of weapons, marijuana and cash found in Gorge Road residence

One man and a teenage boy face charges after police swooped in on a Gorge Road residence and found a cache of guns, ammo, body armour and drugs.

Acting on information that the two individuals were allegedly involved in the drug trade, the Victoria Police Department’s strike force unit and emergency response team executed a search warrant in the 100-block of Gorge Rd. E. on June 27.

During the raid, officers seized a Walther P38 handgun, a Norinco Makarov handgun, four boxes of ammunition, an AK-47 magazine, shotgun rounds, bear spray, brass knuckles, a collapsible baton and two bullet-proof vests.

Police also took away 115 grams of marijuana and $21,000 cash.

“It’s a great relief for the community that these weapons are off the street,” said strike force member Det. Jeff Lawson. “These weapons were clearly in the wrong hands and the potential for violence was quite severe.”

Jeremy  Minnes, 19, and his 17-year-old co-accused, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, face a total of 15 charges. Both were scheduled to appear in court earlier this week.

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