Police recover firearms after responding to fatal overdose call
Published Friday, November 8, 2019 6:25PM EST
Brantford police say they recovered the weapons after responding to a possible overdose call that turned fatal. (Courtesy: Brantford Police Service)
KITCHENER – A man is dead and two other people have been charged after a possible overdose investigation turned up several firearms in Brantford.
Police there say they responded to an Alice Street address for reports of a possible drug overdose on Nov. 2.
A Brantford man, 47, was found in medical distress. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but later died.
While emergency services were there, police say that a number of firearms were seen readily accessible inside the residence.
A search warrant was then sought, granted and executed.
During the search, police say they seized two rifles, one of which was modified, two shotguns, a stock and two barrels.
They also say they seized 725 rounds of ammo and five magazines, as well as about $1,000 of suspected methamphetamine.
A Brantford man, 24, and a Brantford woman, 19, have been charged with five counts of contravening storage regulations, four counts of unauthorized possession of firearms, four counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized and one count of tampering with a serial number.
They have not been named.