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Sarnia, Ont. man facing weapons, drug charges following execution of search warrant

A loaded 12-gauge shotgun, 295 rounds of ammunition, fentanyl and crystal meth were among the items seized during the execution of a search warrant in Sarnia, Ont. on Nov. 23, 2023. (Source: Sarnia Police Service) A loaded 12-gauge shotgun, 295 rounds of ammunition, fentanyl and crystal meth were among the items seized during the execution of a search warrant in Sarnia, Ont. on Nov. 23, 2023. (Source: Sarnia Police Service)
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A Sarnia man is facing more than 30 criminal charges after multiple weapons, including a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, and illicit drugs were seized during a search warrant.

According to the Sarnia Police Service, at approximately 8 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2023 members of the VICE Unit and the Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800-block of Talfourd Street in Sarnia in relation to an ongoing weapons investigation.

During a search of the residence, investigators seized the following items:

  • Seven (7) firearms, including a loaded 12-gauge shotgun
  • 295 rounds of ammunition
  • 10.27 grams of fentanyl
  • 3.73 grams of crystal methamphetamine
  • 12 – 75mg bottles of liquid methadone that was not medically prescribed to the accused

As a result of the investigation, a 53-year-old man from Sarnia has been arrested and charged with the following offences for his alleged involvement:

  • Seven (7) counts - unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Seven (7) counts - possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Seven (7) counts - careless storage of a firearm
  • Seven (7) counts - possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Careless storage of ammunition
  • Three (3) - possession of a schedule 1 substance

The accused was later released on an undertaking with a court date scheduled for Jan. 3, 2024. 

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