Whitehorse RCMP seized weapons and a bulletproof vest after a traffic stop on Aug. 19.
Police were assisting Emergency Medical Services when they saw a car speeding down Centennial Drive. Police stopped the car and while speaking with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana.
The driver admitted to having a .22 calibre rifle in the trunk. It was seized along with a bulletproof vest. RCMP also seized a .38 caliber revolver from the vehicle. No drugs were found.
“While this individual did plead guilty at the first instance, it is concerning to police that a restricted handgun was being transported in such a matter,” said Insp. Will Tewnion in a release.
The accused was unknown to police before this incident. On Aug. 20, he pleaded guilty to two counts of transporting a firearm in a careless manner. He was sentenced to time served, one year of probation and a firearms prohibition.