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2 arrested after guns, ammo and drugs seized from Peterborough residence: police

Two Peterborough residents are facing gun and drug charges after a police investigation on Thursday afternoon.
Two Peterborough residents are facing gun and drug charges after a police investigation on Thursday afternoon. Peterborough Police Service

Two Peterborough residents are facing gun and drug charges following a police investigation on Thursday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, investigators executed a search warrant at a Paterson Street residence where they seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cellular devices, a loaded M14 rifle, a modified long gun (sawed-off shotgun) and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition.

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Richard Cobourn, 33, of Paterson Street, and Hilary Fleetwood, 34 of Armour Road, were arrested and were each charged with:

  • possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking — cocaine
  • knowledge of am unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
Peterborough police seized more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition.
Peterborough police seized more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition. Peterborough Police Service

They were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Friday, police said.

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The investigation involved the service’s Intelligence, Crime Analyst, Asset Forfeiture and Drug (ICAD) Unit with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team (ERT).