The RCMP charged a 59-year-old man with 10 offences Tuesday following a seizure of a weapon and contraband tobacco in Hanwell, N.B.

The J Division Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted a routine check stop on Highway 2 around 1:30 pm Tuesday. A firearm and contraband tobacco products were found after a search of the vehicle, said the RCMP.

Lyman Chatman of Guelph, Ontario was remanded in custody for a bail hearing and appeared in court on March 29. He was charged with:

  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm when knowing it is unauthorized to do so
  • Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Transfer of a weapon without authority
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to order
  • Failure to comply with a probation order
  • Violation of the Excise Act
  • Two violations of the Tobacco Tax Act

He was remanded in custody pending a court appearance on April 5 for election and plea.