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Rifle, drugs seized by Saskatoon police; pair, including teen charged

Saskatoon police said they seized a .22-calibre rifle, nine boxes of ammunition and 359 packages of cannabis shatter in a bust on Oct. 12.
Saskatoon police said they seized a .22-calibre rifle, nine boxes of ammunition and 359 packages of cannabis shatter in a bust on Oct. 12. Saskatoon Police Service / Supplied

A man and a teen are facing dozen of charges after Saskatoon police said they seized a rifle and drugs in a motel room.

Officers initially stopped a vehicle in the 700-block of Appleby Drive on Saturday as part of a shooting investigation, officials said.

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A vehicle had reportedly been shot at and threats had been made on social media, police said.

A 21-year-old man was arrested and police then searched a motel room in the 2500-block of 22nd Street West.

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Officers said they seized a .22-calibre rifle, nine boxes of ammunition, 359 packages of cannabis shatter, one ounce of pre-packaged soft cocaine and over $4,200 in cash.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested in the motel room.

The pair are facing at least 35 charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon, intentionally discharging a firearm and possession of the proceeds of crime.