Homemade gun seized along with drugs, mask in Calgary traffic stop

A traffic stop that turned up a homemade gun along with drugs and other weapons has netted numerous criminal charges against a Calgary man. 

Police stopped a Chevrolet Blazer around 26th Avenue and 36th Street S.E. on Nov. 18 that was registered to a driver with an expired licence.

Officers then searched the men and the vehicle and found a homemade gun as well as a pellet gun, a large baton, a machete, bear spray and .22-calibre ammunition.

Police also seized 13.5 grams of methamphetamine, 4.7 grams of fentanyl and a bag with a mask, gloves, tape, pliers and zip ties in it.

Investigators said in a news release Monday that the seized items belonged to the passenger

Matthew David Nemes, 28, has been charged with 11 firearm and drug offences including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance.

He was also charged with an outstanding warrant and two breach offences.

His next court date was set for Dec. 5.

The driver was issued a summons and released without charges.