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Man, 18, charged after firearms, drugs seized from OEV home, London police say

A 30-year-old London man has been charged with four offences including break and enter with intent, possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

A London, Ont., man is facing multiple weapons and drug charges after police say they seized two firearms, ammunition and more than $800 in drugs from a home in the Old East Village on Wednesday.

Officers executed the morning bust at a home in the 900-block of Dufferin Avenue, between Ontario and Quebec streets, police said.

Seized from the home were a lever-action rifle and a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun, along with various rounds of ammunition and a ballistic vest, police said.

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Also seized were four grams of suspected cocaine valued at $400, 20 grams of psilocybin valued at $400, 0.2 grams of suspected fentanyl valued at $60, and three oxycodone tablets valued at $30.

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The 18-year-old man is charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order; careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, and possess a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence.

The accused also faces three counts of possession of a Schedule I substance, possession of a Schedule II substance, careless storage of a firearm.

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