Former provincial cabinet minister Marc Yvan Cote has been hit with criminal charges for the illegal storage of firearms.
He is facing seven counts of improperly storing hunting rifles and shotguns at his home in Baie Saint Paul.
La Presse reports that the weapons were found when Cote was visited by the anti-corruption squad in February. The squad was looking for evidence about Cote's dealings with the firm Roche, which has been mentioned at the Charbonneau Commission.
Cote served in the National Assembly from 1983 to 1994 and was Health Minister in the Bourassa government.