Two people charged with drug and weapon related charges after warrant executed in Deseronto

Police say they recovered a loaded handgun, a bat with spikes attached and cocaine during a search of a Deseronto address.

The Lennox and Addington  County Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two people with multiple criminal offences.

On Sept. 21, 2022, a search warrant was executed at an address on Edmon Street in Deseronto. Over 100 grams of cocaine, as well as a loaded handgun and ammunition, an air pistol, a taser, a spiked baseball bat, and other items were seized. A quantity of cash was also seized.

A 35 year old of Deseronto, and a 41 year old, of Belleville, were arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition – two counts
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order-three counts
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Both accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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