Restricted weapons, meth found in Saanich home

Police seize unusual weaponry from Braefoot Road home

A Saanich man faces a number of drugs and weapons charges after being the subject of a week-long covert investigation in late September.

Victoria police arrested Lawrence Bergstrom, 41, Oct. 1 in the 3900-block of Braefoot Rd. At the time he was carrying a small quantity of methamphetamine and a loaded, prohibited weapon.

VicPD, with assistance from the Saanich police Street Crime Unit and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team, subsequently executed a search warrant on the Braefoot Road home. Inside they located more methamphetamine, along with loaded firearms, including a sawed-off rifle with a homemade sound suppressor, magazines and numerous replica guns.

Bergstrom faces charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, breach of undertaking, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and possession of a prohibited weapon without licence. He will next appear in court in November.

kslavin@saanichnews.com