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Officers find guns, swords in London storage unit: St. Thomas police

St. Thomas police say officers seized a loaded handgun, ammunition and several large swords after searching a storage unit in London.
St. Thomas police say officers seized a loaded handgun, ammunition and several large swords after searching a storage unit in London. St. Thomas Police Service

A London man already charged with drug and theft-related offences is now facing more charges after St. Thomas police executed a search warrant at his storage unit in London.

The 33-year-old man was originally charged last week in relation to a stolen vehicle investigation.

Police say they saw a reportedly stolen vehicle driving into a parking lot on Talbot Street in St. Thomas at around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 9.

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While arresting the man, officers say they seized some cash and a small amount of crystal meth from the suspect.

According to police, officers then discovered 39 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 49 hydromorphone pills inside the vehicle.

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The drugs are reportedly valued at roughly $5,140, and officers say they also found $1,655 in cash in the vehicle.

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The man was initially charged with two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of driving without a licence.

St. Thomas officers then searched a storage unit in London, which police say turned up a loaded handgun, ammunition and several large swords.

He is now facing additional charges, including gun possession, unsafe storage of a gun and possession of a prohibited weapon, among others.

A man is facing charges after St. Thomas police say officers seized a significant amount of drugs and cash.
A man is facing charges after St. Thomas police say officers seized a significant amount of drugs and cash. St. Thomas Police Service