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CONCERNED CITIZEN REPORTS SUSPICIOUS PERSON TO POLICE: DRUGS AND A WEAPON ARE SEIZED UPON ARREST

The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with a Criminal Code and Drug Possession offences stemming from an incident that occurred during the afternoon hours of Saturday, September 11th in Timmins.

Responding to a call for service received from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious person lurking in an alley way near the intersection of Tamarack Street and Seventh Avenue, a Timmins Police Service officer located the subject of the complaint.

Having formed grounds for an arrest, the officer located a knife and a quantity of controlled substances among the arrested person’s personal effects.

Based on the incident, Luc GAUTHIER, 37, of Timmins, has been arrested and charged with:

–       Carry a Concealed Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

–       Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act

–       2 counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused person remains in police custody awaiting a bail hearing slated for this morning at the Ontario Court of Justice in Timmins to answer to the charge laid against him.