House Fire Leads to Seizure of Drugs and Guns
LONDON – On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at approximately 9:40 am, the London Police Service along with the London Fire Department attended to a residence on Limberlost Road in relation to a fire in the basement. The occupant of the home was outside of the residence when emergency services arrived. He sustained minor injuries which did not require medical attention.
As a result of the fire and subsequent investigation, members of the Guns and Drugs Section, which includes members of the London Police Service and RCMP, executed a search warrant at the residence.
The following items were seized:
•Semi-automatic rifle x 2
•Loaded pump-action 12 gauge shotgun x 2
•11 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition
•13 rounds of .22 calibre ammunition
•3 grams of cocaine
•400 grams of marihuana
•Scale and packaging material
•$6,270 in Canadian Currency
As a result of this investigation, three individuals have been charged with a number of Criminal Code of Canada and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences.
A 24-year-old man, a 27-year-old man, and a 61-year-old woman, all of London, have been charged with the following:
•Five counts of careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition;
•Three counts of possession of a loaded/unloaded regulated firearm;
•Five counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon;
•Tampering with serial number of a firearm;
•Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking; and
•Possession of a schedule I substance.
For full names of the accused, visit our website:https://www.londonpolice.ca/Modules/News/search.aspx…
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.