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2 arrested after drugs, loaded hand gun seized from Peterborough residence: OPP

Peterborough County OPP seized a variety of drugs and a loaded handgun from a residence in Peterborough on April 7, 2022.
Peterborough County OPP seized a variety of drugs and a loaded handgun from a residence in Peterborough on April 7, 2022. Peterborough County OPP

Two people were arrested after drugs and a weapon were seized from a residence in Peterborough on Thursday.

As part of a drug investigation by Peterborough County OPP, investigators — with the assistance of the Peterborough Police Service’s emergency response team — executed a search warrant at an undisclosed residence in the city.

Investigators seized a loaded handgun, ammunition and drugs including fentanyl, crack cocaine, hydromorphone, along with weigh scales, cell phones and cash. Two people were arrested.

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Crystal Fitzgerald, 39, of Peterborough, and Mahendra Mangrue, 18, of Scarborough, were each charged with two counts of drug trafficking.

Mangrue was additionally charged with six firearms-related offences (two for breach of a probation order); along with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; carrying a concealed weapon; and failure to comply with a sentence.

Fitzgerald was released and will appear in court in Peterborough on May 10. Mangrue was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing in Peterborough on Friday.

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