Police seize sawed-off rifle, brass knuckles during arrest

A sawed-off rifle, brass knuckles and drugs seized during an arrest downtown, January 7, 2021. Photo courtesy of London police.

A 25-year-old London man is facing weapons and drug related charges after police seized a sawed-off rifle, brass knuckles, and a small amount of drugs during an arrest downtown.

Officers on foot patrol in London’s core spotted a man wanted on an outstanding warrant in the area of King and Talbot street on Thursday.

The man was arrested without incident. However, during the search that followed officers found a .22 calibre sawed-off rifle, a round of ammunition, brass knuckles, and a quantity of crystal methamphetamine and fentanyl. The drugs seized are value at just over $350.

Cody Kyle Kelly, 25, of London is charged with three counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, possession of a prohibited weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and two counts of possession of drugs. He was scheduled to appear in court in relation to the charged on Friday.