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:
- 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.