Dayne Adrian Sitladeen

Dayne Adrian Sitladeen has been charged with a gross misdemeanor in Seventh District Court for possession of a firearm without a permit following his arrest Sunday on Interstate 94 by a Minnesota State Trooper.

According to the complaint, the 29-year-old Sitladeen was a passenger in a vehicle the trooper stopped for speeding near the State Highway 210 bypass.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Zakaria Taajir, 27. It was later found the driver had provided the trooper with a false name. He was correctly identified as Muzamil Adean Addow. 

The trooper said he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked the two men to exit the vehicle. The trooper’s search of the vehicle located 67 handguns and numerous firearm magazines. 

The complaint stated that neither man had a permit to carry handguns.

Further investigation found that both men had active first-degree murder warrants issued by the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

According to the Toronto Police Service, Sitladeen has been wanted for first-degree murder in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, since May 14, 2019. It is believed he was involved in the shooting death of Blain Grindley in Toronto. 

Sitladeen was reportedly being held Tuesday in a federal detention facility in Minnesota.

A gross misdemeanor charge of carrying or possessing a pistol without a permit carries a maximum penalty in Minnesota of one year in jail or a $3,000 fine, or both. 

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