The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they have seized a large quantity illegal drugs and weapons from a residence in Pembroke.
Members of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit, the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), the Provincial Joint-Forces Cannabis Team and the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment and UOV OPP Crime Unit executed multiple search warrants at a residence on Christie Street on Thursday, November 14.
Officers seized numerous firearms, an inert (no longer functional) rocket launcher and other prohibited devices. Officers also seized a large quantity of illicit drugs.
Police say Randy Terris McLaughlin, age 27 of Pembroke, has initially been charged under the Criminal Code with:
- Importing a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, know it is unauthorized – Sec. 103(1)(a)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon – Sec. 91(2)
The investigation is continuing and numerous other charges are pending.
The accused has been remained in custody and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on Monday, November 18.
Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this or any other crime is asked to immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.