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AR-15 Rifle Picked Up By TBPS

By Katie Nicholls Jul 31, 2022 | 6:01 PM

A high powered rifle was collected by police.

During a traffic stop on Saturday morning, Thunder Bay Police stopped a vehicle that had its rear window heavily obstructed by various items.

Two suspects were arrested at the scene, one attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by the officer after a brief pursuit.

Police located and seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl. Police also located and seized an assault rifle, an AR-15, from the vehicle.

Officers confirmed it was a modified AR-15 loaded with more than 20 live rounds.

The estimated potential street value of drugs seized totals about $14,000 CAD.

One suspect is 19 and from Kitchener, the other is 17 and from Toronto and are facing over 20 combined charges.

The Kitchener suspect was previously arrested by TBPS in April 2022 for Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling, Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Fentanyl for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.

Those charges are still before the courts. As a result of those previous charges she was on release conditions to reside at a specific address in Kitchener, Ont.

Both appeared in bail court on Sunday, July 31 and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.


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