Police seize weapons and drugs

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A Champlain Township man is under arrest and faces several weapons charges after a police raid on a home.

Members of the OPP Hawkesbury detachment, along with the Emergency Response Team and the Canine Unit executed a search warrant, November 4, on a residence in Champlain Township. They seized several weapons and firearms-related items, including one on Canada’s prohibited weapons list (see photo), along with a quantity of psilocybin, also known as “magic mushroom”.

Troy Lee, 34, of Champlain Township, is charged under the Criminal Code with possession of a prohibited weapon device or ammunition, knowingly importing a prohibited weapon device or ammunition, possession for a dangerous purpose of a prohibited weapon device or ammunition, and two counts each of illegal possession of a firearm and also careless storage of firearms, ammunition and related items. He is also charged under federal narcotics regulations with possession of an illegal substance.

Lee was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in L’Orignal on January 8, 2020.