Jeffery Lloyd Doucet, 28, is facing a number of charges, including weapons offences, after a routine traffic stop.
He was pulled over on Sunday for a broken windshield and the RCMP officer soon discovered he was prohibited from driving and had two weapons in the vehicle with him, one a six millimetre revolver. Both he and the passenger, another 30-year-old man, are prohibited from having weapons.
“It’s an odd size,” said Const. Kris Clark, RCMP spokesman, who described it as small enough to fit in the palm of one’s hand.
Doucet faces charges for possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, occupying a vehicle in which there is a firearm, and possession of a firearm contrary to an order restricting him from having weapons. He is also looking at a driving while prohibited charge and driving while his driver’s licence is suspended.
Police say neither Doucet, nor his passenger, are associated with any known gang.