Theft investigation leads police to drugs, cash and fake gun
London police have charged two people after a call about an alleged theft led to the discovery of drugs, cash and a replica firearm.
Officials were called to a retail store at 1105 Wellington Rd. S. around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a theft.
Police say two suspects attempted to flee in a vehicle but were arrested without incident.
A search of the vehicle found:
- replica firearm
- 21 grams of cocaine
- seven grams of crack cocaine
- 21.5 oxycodone (tec pills)
- more than $1,100 in Canadian currency
- 63 grams of cutting agent
- two cellular phones
As a result a 35-year-old St. Thomas woman and a 39-year-old London man have been jointly charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a Schedule I substance and theft under $5,000.
The woman was also charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle and flight from a peace officer.
She is scheduled to appear in court in January 2022, while the male has a court appearance Wednesday.