A Timmins woman is facing charges following the purchase of several prohibited weapons from an online merchant.
Officers from the Timmins Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Unit received information from the Canadian Border Services Agency regarding a suspicious package. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the package contained Conductive Energy Weapons (commonly known as ‘stun guns’) which were disguised as flashlights.
On October 2, 2017 Natasha CLOUATRE, 34, of Timmins was charged with Importing a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition knowing it is Unauthorized, and Unauthorized Importing of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition and Fail to Comply with Undertaking. She was released on a Promise to Appear in court with a court date scheduled for November 14, 2017.
The Timmins Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind the public about purchasing items online. Although certain items may be available through various websites, this does not mean that they are legal to purchase or possess in Canada. Residents are reminded to be cautious when purchasing any items online and to be aware of the law concerning the purchase of weapons.