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Parents charged after Northern Ont. police checking on children find drugs and weapons

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Acting on behalf of another government agency, Ontario Provincial Police in Blind River, Ont., found weapons and drugs while doing a wellness check on children.

Police were asked to visit the residence Nov. 10, arriving at the residence just after 2 p.m.

“While at the residence, police observed an unsecure rifle leaning against a wall as well as different types of ammunition not locked up,” the OPP said in a news release Tuesday.

“Police also seized a bag of unmarked orange pills, numerous bags of suspected cannabis and over a dozen bottles of suspected Methadone. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued for the parent's arrest.”

The parents, ages 41 and 41, face weapons and drug charges, while the father is also charged with three counts of violating a probation order.

Both accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River and were remanded into custody. 

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