A Whitby man faces numerous weapons charges after an assault-style rifle, handgun and drugs were found during the course of a police search of a home there last week.

On Nov. 10, Durham Regional Police say officers from its guns and gangs unit took a suspect into custody in Ajax.

They later executed a search warrant on a home on Dufferin Street in Whitby and allegedly found bags of cocaine, Oxycontin pills, a DLASK 9mm handgun, a Czech Small Arms assault-style rifle, two prohibited overcapacity magazines and 7.62mm ammunition.

As a result of the search, police say a suspect identified as 23-year-old Rasheke Gaynor faces charges including careless storage of a firearm, possession of a prohibited device, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a firearm knowing its serial number is tampered.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.