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Multiple weapons, drug charges laid after search warrant executed in Deseronto

Two people are facing 11 criminal offence charges each after the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a search warrant at a residence in Deseronto.

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed the search warrant at a residence on Edmon Street in Deseronto on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The subsequent search of the property resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of drugs and multiple weapons, the OPP said in a press release the following day.

Items seized as a result of the search include, among other items:

  • Over 100 grams of cocaine
  • A loaded handgun and ammunition
  • An air pistol
  • A taser
  • A spiked baseball bat
  • A quantity of currency
Drugs, weapons, ammunition, and currency seized by the OPP in Deseronto on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Photo via Lennox and Addington County OPP.

According to the OPP, as a direct result, Robert Pammett, 35, of Deseronto, and Christopher Derrett, 41, of Belleville, were both arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking (Cocaine)
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes
  • Possession of a firearm knowing that the serial number has been tampered with
  • Two counts of possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order
  • Possession of the proceeds of property obtained by crime

Both of the accused individuals were held in custody pending a bail hearing, the OPP said.

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