Courtenay man found with gun, baton, knives and cocaine in custody

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report March 13 of a man shooting a handgun in a rural area near Courtenay.

The Comox Valley RCMP received a report March 13 of a man shooting a handgun in a rural area near Courtenay.

Police located the suspect vehicle and initiated a high-risk arrest. The male driver and the female passenger were taken into custody without incident. The driver was found to be carrying a loaded 38-special handgun in a concealed shoulder holster.

Also located during the vehicle stop was an ASP extendable baton, some cocaine, several other rounds of ammunition and knives.

The female passenger was released without charge but the male driver, identified as Courtenay resident Andrew Tavis Ball, is being held in custody pending an appearance in court later this month.

— Comox Valley RCMP

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