A 35-year-old Ottawa man is facing 23 weapons charges after police found 13 firearms, brass knuckles, nunchucks, throwing stars, knives and a lot of ammunition inside a Manotick home on Thursday.
In the summer of 2012, Canada Border Services Agency officers "launched an investigation into the illegal delivery of prohibited weapons to a residence in Ottawa," an Ontario Provincial Police media release said.
On Friday, Ottawa police, OPP and CBSA executed a search warrant at the home on Manotick Main Street.
- 13 firearms, including a restricted handgun, a prohibited handgun, a prohibited sawed-off shotgun, a restricted long gun, an air gun and eight non-restricted long guns.
- Three brass knuckles.
- Two brass knuckles with knives.
- Two high-capacity magazines.
- One set of nunchucks.
- Four throwing stars.
- Four butterfly knives.
- Three stiletto knives.
- A large quantity of ammunition.
Benjamin Windsor, 35, of Ottawa is charged with:
- Two counts of improper storage of a firearm.
- One count of unauthorized possession of a firearm.
- One count of possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition.
- Two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited device.
- 17 counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon.
Windsor was scheduled for a bail hearing in court on Friday. The investigation is continuing.