A 46-year old man from Vegreville, Alta. is in custody for allegedly showing up drunk and armed with a long-barrelled shotgun to demand overdue rent from his tenant.

The upset woman told police the man pointed the gun at her and her three young children on Thursday while demanding $875 in rent for her mobile home.

The woman slammed the door in his face and called police. The man left the scene in his van.

RCMP later found him passed out on a bed in his home.

A small marijuana grow-op was found inside the residence and a loaded semi-automatic rifle was found stashed underneath the bed.

The man remains in custody and faces numerous charges, RCMP said.