Portage la Prairie RCMP are reporting that a 42-year-old Ontario man has been arrested and charged after police discovered firearms in a vehicle that had been in a rollover collision in the local municipality.

On November 16, 2023, at approximately 11:40pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 26 at Road 34 West in the RM of Portage la Prairie.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers located three occupants of the vehicle. It was noted that the occupants were from Ontario and British Columbia.

Police say that two male occupants appeared visibly intoxicated and were treated for minor injuries. The female occupant, later determined to be the driver, was not intoxicated nor was she physically injured in the collision.

When the vehicle was searched, members located a quantity of ammunition which then led to the arrest of the three individuals.

RCMP report that when one of the male occupants, a 42-year-old from East York, Ontario, was searched, two handguns were found concealed on his person. It was determined that the ammunition found matched one of the firearms. The two other individuals were released without charge.

As a result of this incident, Todd McGarragle is facing numerous firearms related charges.