Hamilton man arrested after cache of guns found in his apartment

Hamilton police uncovered a major cache of firearms after executing a search warrant at a Hamilton residence Wednesday night.

Members of the Hamilton Emergency Response Unit, Gangs, Weapons and Enforcement Unit, Vice and Drugs Unit, Canine Unit as well as detectives and uniformed police officers executed the warrant at an apartment at 1 Prospect Street South.

There, they found a cache of weapons including four 12-gauge shotguns, an SKS 7.62-calibre rifle with laser scope, an inert grenade and over 2,000 rounds of ammunition.

The officers also found 180 grams of marijuana (shatter) with an estimated street value of $20,000.

Andrew Marshall, 25, was arrested inside the apartment without incident. He faces a long list of charges, including nine counts of possession of unauthorized firearms, possession of a stolen firearm, 11 counts of unsafe storage of firearms and ammunition, and production of schedule II drugs.

The firearms seized in the investigation are being sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for further investigation.

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