Ottawa police have laid almost 40 charges against eight different men after they dismantled a home takeover in an area east of downtown, seizing two loaded guns and drugs.

Police say members of the Direct Action Response Team (DART) responded to a report of a home takeover in the 2000 block of Baycrest Drive at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Once officers entered the apartment they found and seized two loaded handguns, ammunition, marijuana and crack cocaine.

Eight people were arrested and charged.

Charges laid range from possessing and concealing a weapon, to forcible confinement, to drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possessing property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Each man was held in custody overnight Thursday and was scheduled for a show cause hearing in an Ottawa courtroom on Friday morning.