Four people from Tyendinaga facing over 500 charges for drugs, firearms offences

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have announced the arrest of four people and a staggering list of the charges against them today.

In a press release on Monday, May 27, 2024, the OPP relayed that the arrests and charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at a residence on Thrasher Road in Tyendinaga Township. That warrant was executed on Friday, May 24, 2024, by the OPP’s East Region Community Street Crime Unit, assisted by officers with the L&A and Quinte West Detachments, as well as the East Region Tactics and Rescue Unit, and the OPP Canine Unit.

According to police, during the execution of the search warrant, copious amounts of drugs and firearms were located and seized.

In terms of drugs, the OPP said that officers seized near 200 grams of suspected cocaine, over a kilogram of suspected methamphetamine, close to 2,000 grams of suspected MDMA (ecstasy), as well as “quantities of” suspected heroin and psilocybin and “a large quantity of pills.”

Concerning firearms, police said that nearly 100 firearms were sized, including handguns and long guns – some of which had been reported stolen.

“Several of the firearms were loaded,” the OPP detailed.

“A large quantity of ammunition, Canadian currency, paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking and additional recovered stolen property were also seized.”

The OPP said that, as a result of this investigation, the following four individuals were arrested:

  • 27-year-old Joshua Boldrick
  • 30-year-old Matthew Boldrick
  • 58-year-old Terry Boldrick
  • 58-year-old Sharon Boldrick

According to the OPP, all four individuals are residents of Tyendinaga Township.

A total of 508 charges under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act were laid against the four accused parties, police reported. These included:

  • 100 counts of possession of a non-restricted or restricted firearm without a licence
  • 100 counts of knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm
  • 68 counts of unauthorized possession of a loaded firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle
  • 68 counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • 24 counts of possession of a firearm that was obtained by the commission of an offence
  • Four counts of possession of a firearm for the purpose of trafficking
  • 30 counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • 21 counts of careless storage of a firearm
  • 28 counts of possession of stolen property
  • Tampering with a serial number
  • Four counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Four counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Four counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – heroin
  • Four counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – other drugs
  • Four counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – other drugs

The L&A OPP said all four arrested were held in custody pending bail hearings. Those hearings will happen later today, Monday, May 27, 2024.

Kingstonist will provide updated coverage of this case as more information becomes available.

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