On February 16, 2021, we received information that a resident on Moxam Drive in Lively was in possession of explosives and illicit drugs. Detectives from our Major Crime Section of our Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation into the matter.

Based on the investigation, Detectives applied for and were granted Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrants for the residence.

Shortly before 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2021, members of our Emergency Response Unit conducted a high-risk vehicle stop on Moxam Road taking the 25 year old man into custody.

Once the man was in custody, members of our Emergency Response Unit made entry into the residence and members specializing in Explosive Disposal conducted a search of the home locating the explosives. The explosives were rendered safe by our Explosive Disposal Technicians on scene and then transported to a location where they were safely disposed of.

Detectives from our Major Crime and Integrated Crime Sections with assistance from one of our K9 Units also conducted a search of the residence.

As a result of the Search Warrants the following items and drugs were seized;

  • Explosives
  • Sawed off rifle
  • Ammunition
  • Rolex watches (believed to be stolen)
  • Over 5 grams of Cocaine
  • Close to $58,000 in cash (believed to be proceeds of      crime)    

25 year old Eric Galinha has been charged with the following offences;

  • Utter Threats x2
  • Possess Explosives to Endanger Life or Cause Damage to Property
  • Possession of an Explosive without a Lawful Excuse
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of      Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Unsafe Storage of a Firearm and Ammunition
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon

He attended Bail Court on Friday, February 19, 2021 to answer to the charges.