2 arrested after drugs, handguns seized in Campbellford: Northumberland OPP

Northumberland OPP arrested two after seizing drugs and firearms in Campbellford on Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. Ryan Rocca / Global News File

Two Northumberland County residents face drug trafficking and firearm-related charges following raids of a property in Campbellford, Ont., late last week.

On Wednesday, Northumberland OPP released details of an investigation in which a search warrant was executed on Dec. 2 at a residential property in the village of Campbellford in the Municipality of Trent Hills.

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At the site, investigators seized a quantity of cocaine and cash.

Two individuals were arrested and released on undertakings.

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However, on Dec. 3 another search warrant was executed at the same location, resulting in the seizure of a loaded 9-mm handgun, a replica handgun and a prohibited knife.

Police say on Wednesday the same two individuals were arrested again and charged.

Christine Cormier, 47, and Bradley Finch, 41, both of Cramahe Township, were charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition

Both were held in custody and were scheduled to make court appearances in Cobourg later Wednesday, OPP said.

The investigation included members of the OPP’s Peterborough/Northumberland Community Street Crime Unit, the Tactics and Rescue Unit, the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

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