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3 charged after rifle, $30K in drugs and cash seized from Ontario seniors’ complex

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Three people face charges after police seized a rifle, ammunition and more than $30,000 worth of drugs and cash hidden in the walls of a seniors’ residence in Uxbridge, Ont.

Durham Regional Police launched an investigation into drug activity at the building on Perry Street, after receiving numerous tips from the public.

Officers executed a search warrant on one of the units on Thursday and found 10 marijuana plants, hashish, cocaine, opiates and illegal cigarettes valued at more than $15,000.

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Investigators also seized $15,000 worth of cash, some of which police said was found hidden in the walls of the residence, in addition to a rifle with ammunition.

William Theakston, 67, and Kevin Stoner, 50, both of Uxbridge, face the following charges:

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  • Production of a controlled substance (cannabis)
  • Two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cannabis resin and oxycodone)
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Careless storage of ammunition
  • Possessing a firearm other than restricted without holding a licence
  • Possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000
  • Possession of unmarked cigarettes for the purpose of sale
  • Possession of unmarked cigarettes

Miranda Lehtinen, 33, of Uxbridge, has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone).

Anyone with new information is asked to contact Const. Brown of North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2659 or Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.

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