Swift Current Rural RCMP received a report of an unauthorized possession of firearms back in November 2022. 

Resulting from the investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Webb on February 20, 2023. 

Officers located and seized 34 firearms, around 1,000 rounds of ammunition, 19 grams of methamphetamine and a sum of cash from the residence. 

Continuous investigation has resulted in Webb resident, Ryan Barsness being charged with a series of offences. 

The 50-year-old is now facing a handful of charges including one count of possession of a weapon obtained by crime, two counts of possession of a loaded restricted firearm, three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, and three counts of unsafe storage of firearms. 

A warrant has been issued for his arrest and Swift Current RCMP are actively working to locate Barsness. 

He is described as being approximately 5’5” and weighing around 180 lbs. He has brown hair, blue eyes, and a scar on his right eyebrow. 

If you see Barsness or have information on his whereabouts, contact Swift Current Rural RCMP at 306-778-5550.  

Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.