SASKATOON – Saskatoon Police Guns and Gang Unit arrested a 23-year-old man following an eight-month investigation into trafficking firearms and drugs, which they dubbed Project Greyhound.
Desmond James Daniels made his first appearance in Saskatoon court Friday on charges of trafficking firearms, trafficking cocaine, unauthorized possession of firearms, unsafe storage of firearms, possession of firearms in a vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon.
Saskatoon Police say that in September 2021, the investigation began into a suspect that was trafficking firearms and drugs and as a result Desmond was arrested during a traffic stop in the 2500 block of 8 Street East on May 4.
During the arrest, police located a bag under the driver’s seat that contained a loaded handgun and cash. Search warrants were executed at a residence in the 400 block of Edmund Park in Saskatoon, and at a residence in Marcelin with the assistance of the RCMP Investigative Support Unit.
Investigators seized eight rifles, four loaded prohibited firearms (converted flare guns), three loaded handguns, and a shot gun.
In addition to the firearms, officers seized thousands of rounds of ammunition, high capacity magazines, silencers, evidence of gun modifications that included sawed gun barrels and stocks, as well as miscellaneous gun parts. Additional articles recovered included crossbows, body armor, a conducted energy weapon, and a small amount of cocaine.