Three teenagers are facing charges after the RCMP seized firearms, cash and other items believed to be related to criminal activity from an apartment in St. Stephen on Wednesday.

Several of the firearms were loaded, Sgt. Bob MacKnight stated in a release.

"The unlawful possession of firearms, particularly firearms which are not properly stored and loaded, pose a threat to public and police safety," he said.

An 18-year-old female and two 17-year-old males were arrested when police executed a search warrant at an apartment on Ross Avenue on Wednesday morning, said MacKnight.

All three have been released on conditions to appear in provincial court at a later date, he said.

The investigation continues.