Sault police seize .45 calibre rifle, drugs, make several arrests
Sault Police seized this .45 calibre rifle Dec. 9, along with a small crossbow. (Supplied)
SUDBURY -- The Sault Police Service have charged four people with drugs and weapons offences in connection with an incident on Edinburgh Street in the community.
A 42-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested Dec. 7, and a 35-year-old woman and a 27-year old man were arrested Dec. 8 in connection with the incident.
Police responded to a call of gunshots being fired Dec. 7 at 12:40 p.m. on Edinburgh Street.
"The investigation determined the reports of gun shots were unsubstantiated, however it is believed a man pointed a firearm at a victim and damaged the door to their residence," police said in a news release.
The 42-year-old woman was arrested, and when police searched the area of arrest, they found she was in possession of substances believed to be narcotics. Police seized what is believed to be 14.57 grams of cocaine, 2.3 grams of crack cocaine, 7.1 grams of fentanyl and 0.5 grams of methamphetamine with a street value estimated at $5,287. She was also found to be in possession of $3,625 in cash.
She is charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of breach of probation. She was held for bail court.
The 29-year-old man was charged with breach of recognizance and was held for bail court.
On Dec. 8, police responded to a call of a firearm in a residence. The 35-year-old woman and 27-year-old man were arrested.
"While clearing the residence, officers observed a rifle inside the residence," police said.
Police learned the man was wanted in relation to another incident and is believed to be the person who threatened the victim with a firearm on Dec. 7. Both accused were arrested.
On Dec. 9, officers armed with a search warrant at the residence and located a loaded .45 calibre rifle and a small crossbow.
The 35-year-old woman is charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. She is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 25.
The 27-year-old man is charged with 16 counts of possessing a firearm when he was prohibited, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, use of a firearm while committing an offence, two counts of careless use of a firearm, other weapons offences, two counts of breaching bail conditions and mischief under $5,000.
He was held for bail court.