RCMP arrest man after AK-47, prohibited weapons seized from Alberta home

File: The side of an Alberta RCMP vehcile. Global News

A man in northwestern Alberta who is wanted for allegedly possessing a prohibited Chinese-made AK-47 firearm and a 100-round drum-style magazine has turned himself in.

RCMP said the suspect gave himself up on Monday after a search of a rural property last Friday near the hamlet of Deadwood turned up 37 guns and a vast quantity of ammunition.

Investigators said among the items seized was a rifle believed to have been modified to fire in full automatic mode.

A person the Mounties were seeking was not on the property at the time and an arrest warrant was issued.

Chad Wood, a 33-year-old Deadwood resident, is facing 32 criminal charges.

Wood has been released on bail and will make his first court appearance Feb. 27 in Peace River.

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Peace River is located about 500 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

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