Welland man facing charges after firearm investigation

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A Welland man is facing charges after a Niagara Regional Police investigation into firearms.

On Wednesday police executed a warrant in the Darby Road and Schisler Road area, finding a Remington 770 rifle and 2 rounds of ammunition.

Officers charged 54 year old Michael J. Racine with Careless Storage of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order, and Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized.