A man police have said is a "known gang member" is admitting ownership of the drugs seized from his home nearly two years ago but claims no knowledge of the firearms found in the attic.
His lawyer is suggesting he was framed.
Ryan John Moore faces 18 charges - 15 of them firearms related as well as two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count of breaching his bail from the Nov. 30, 2011 raid on a 198 Victoria Street townhouse.
Some 2,000 rounds of ammunition, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, six rifles, a nine-millimetre Berretta handgun with ammunition and two prohibited magazines were found in the attic along with a crack pipe and dish with Moore's fingerprints on it.
Defence lawyer Daniel Geller is arguing the drug paraphernalia may have been planted there, noting that no fingerprints or DNA evidence were found on the weapons while his client maintains he kept the pipe under the bathroom sink downstairs.
Moore was not only held in contempt by the state but also by the city's criminal element, Geller told the court, and noted police had acted on a tip from an informant when they carried out the raid.
Photographs taken by his girlfriend about two weeks after Moore's arrest show a hole in the attic wall giving access to a neighbouring townhouse, whose back doors can be locked from the inside only.
Police took no photos at the time of the raid but Prince George RCMP Cst. Robert Forgeron told the court Wednesday he did check the attic after it was cleared of the items, using a flashlight, and noticed no hole.
Had he done so, Forgeron said, he would have made an entry in his notebook.
"A hole like that would jump out at you," Forgeron said after looking at the photos taken by the girlfriend.
However, Forgeron also said not taking photographs of the attic was a mistake.
Another RCMP officer testified he went back to the scene in April 2012 to take a look and found no openings but paid a second visit in December 2012, this time with a camera, at Crown counsel's request. Those photos show the attic's firewall intact.
The court also heard the townhouse was like a "convenience store" as people came and went to buy and consume drugs, some staying overnight or being allowed to remain there while Moore was out of the home.
The girlfriend, Amanda Girouard, testified that Moore seemed to have a "steady supply" of drugs but did not know where he kept them. Other than when she took the photos, Girouard said she had never been in the home's attic.
The trial continues today with Crown and defence counsels expected to give their closing arguments in the afternoon.