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Edmundston police arrest two men after allegedly finding loaded handgun

SAINT-BASILE, New Brunswick — Edmundston police arrested two men, Wednesday, Nov. 15, after intercepting their vehicle in the Saint-Basile area and allegedly finding a loaded revolver inside.
The two men, Marco Caron, 34, of Saint-Andre, New Brunswick, and Steve Cormier, 25, of Saint-Basile, were being held until a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Provincial Court, according to a statement from the Edmundston Police Force.
Sgt. Réjean Couturier of the Edmundston Police Force said on Tuesday that he anticipated Cormier being charged with possession of a restricted firearm and Caron with failing to comply with an order restricting his ability to possess weapons.
Canadian law prohibits the possession of handguns with barrels that are 4.1 inches or less in length. The .22-caliber handgun seized in this case appears to be less than four inches, according to a photo accompanying the press release. Canadian firearms owners also are required to possess a valid firearms license.
Couturier said police were conducting a “routine stop,” of the vehicle at the time of the arrests.

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