Rifles, ammunition seized in Hamilton police search
A 23-year-old Hamilton man is facing a number of firearm charges after police uncovered guns and ammunition at a home in the northeast part of the city.
Vice and drug unit detectives, with the help of tactical officers, searched a home on Gertrude Street near Gage Avenue North and Burlington Street East on Friday and found four rifles, a prohibited magazine, ammunition and a starter pistol.
Jonathan Brady-Mordue, 23, of Hamilton was charged with four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, four counts of knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited device, and two counts of possession of weapon obtained by crime.
Police do not have any information that these guns were used in any crimes and allege the accused only had possession of them for a short time, said Acting Det. Sgt. Craig Leishman, of the vice and drug unit.
It seemed the accused just liked guns and allegedly wanted guns in the house, he added.
The investigation began with information about possible drugs and guns, but the drug information ended up being inconsequential and detectives focused on removing the weapons, Leishman said.
Several other people in the house were questioned but released unconditionally.
Police do not expect to lay more charges.
Jonathan Brady-Mordue, 23, of Hamilton is charged with firearm offences after police seized guns and ammunition from a Gertrude Street residence Friday.