Meth, cocaine, guns seized in Napanee drug-trafficking investigation: OPP

OPP say they seized a loaded handgun and drugs from a Napanee, Ont., apartment Thursday. OPP

A Napanee, Ont., man was arrested during a drug bust in the town on Thursday, according to Ontario Provincial Police.

OPP from the Lennox and Addington region and the Prince Edward County detachment executed a search warrant at an apartment building on Angila Street on May 21, where police say they seized drugs and weapons.

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Specifically, police say they found methamphetamine, cocaine, a loaded 32-calibre handgun, a conducted energy weapon and materials associated with drug trafficking.

As a result of the search and seizure, 27-year-old Damian Blanchard-Taylor of Napanee was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon or ammunition
  • Two counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking

Blanchard-Taylor was released from custody and is set to appear in a Napanee court on July 28 to answer to his charges.


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