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Break-in investigation leads to discovery of massive weapons hoard

The OPP’s follow up investigation into a break-and-enter in the area of Henderson Road and Graham road in Central Frontenac Township has led to the discovery of a massive weapons hoard.

On December 12, 2019 the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), in partnership with the Canadian Border Security Agency, executed a search warrant on a property located on Veley Road in the Arden area. 

Over 25 long guns were seized that included modified firearms, silencers and homemade guns. Combined, hundreds of rounds of shotgun, rifle and pistol ammunition were located. Prohibited weapons such as brass knuckles, switch blades, throwing stars and homemade nun chucks were also seized.

As a result of the search warrant, Freddy Shorts, age 41, and Chantell Deschamps, age 38, of Arden have both been charged with the following offences in addition to the original charges laid upon their arrest on December 10th:

  • Unauthorized importing of a prohibited weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of methamphetamine and cocaine under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.

Both accused were remanded in custody. Other items seized that are believed to be stolen are hand tools, generators, chainsaws, an All Terrain Vehicle winch, post hole drill and numerous other items.

Frontenac OPP is asking that anyone who believes they may have been a victim of a theft of similar type items are to contact the Frontenac Detachment at 613-372-1932 during regular business hours.

You will have to provide your name, telephone number and what items were stolen. Supporting documentation of purchase receipts, pictures and /or serial numbers will assist in the process.

Any person with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

The investigation is still on-going.

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