A 21-year-old man faces numerous charges following a incident earlier this month in Sandy Bay.

Police say on June 3, at approximately 7 p.m., while on routine patrol, Manitoba First Nations Police Service officers were waved down by a Sandy Bay First Nation community member who indicated that they saw a man leave a home with a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Officers immediately conducted patrols and received numerous calls from community members reporting that a man was seen walking around the community with the weapon in his hand.

Police located the suspect behind a home in Sandy Bay and ordered him to drop his weapon. The man complied, was arrested and taken into custody without incident. A search of the suspect located and seized the sawed-off shotgun along with six 12-gauge shot gun rounds. Further, a container with what appeared to be methamphetamine was seized by police with a weight of 11.93 grams.

The Sandy Bay man faces charges of careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a restricted firearm/prohibited weapon with ammunition without a licence, possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon when knowing that possession is unauthorized, four counts of possession of a weapon contrary to an order, and possession of meth for the purpose of trafficking. He was held in custody to appear in court at a later date.