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Two people are in custody following a recent raid by Chatham-Kent police.

On May 19 – last Friday – members of the Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Section, Critical Incident Response Team, Digital Forensics Unit and Canadian Boarder Services Agency executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence on McFadden Avenue in Chatham.

Seized on the scene were a .22-calibre handgun, a 3-D printer, ammunition, a variety of authentic and manufactured firearms parts, and two cell phones.

As a result of this heavy-presence raid, a Chatham man, 46, and woman, 42, face numerous charges:

  • Possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to prohibition order contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition contrary to section 95(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a firearm, knowing its possession is unauthorized, contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm contrary to section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Unsafe storage of ammunition contrary to section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.
  • Possession of a prohibited device, knowing its possession is unauthorized, contrary to section 92(2) of the Criminal Code.
  • Weapons trafficking (manufacturing) contrary to section 99(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Both individuals were held for a bail hearing and appeared in court on May 24, and were remanded into custody until their subsequent court appearances. The man will appear on May 31 and the woman will appear on May 29.

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