The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with Criminal Code weapons and drug offences stemming from an incident that occurred yesterday (February 4th) at a Tony Street residence in Timmins.
The Timmins Police Service – Criminal Investigations Division executed a Search Warrant at a Tony Street address and determined that a local man was in unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, other weapons, and quantities of controlled substances.
In the course of executing the Search Warrant, a homemade suspicious device was located within the residence which triggered a containment situation to occur until the item could be rendered harmless.
The OPP’s Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) was deployed to the scene and disposed of the suspicious device late yesterday afternoon.
When the search resumed, Timmins Police officers located and seized:
– various types of carelessly stored firearm ammunition
– a quantity of cocaine
– other controlled substances
– a loaded homemade prohibited firearm
– a prohibited folding knife.
Based on the outcome of the original investigation, Chad SCHULTZ, 42, of Timmins, has been arrested and charged with:
- Careless Storage of a Firearm / Ammunition contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Possession of a Loaded Restricted or Prohibited Firearm contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substances contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
The accused person remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for today at Provincial Court in Timmins to answer to the charges laid against him.