Over $20K in drugs, weapons seized from northwest London apartment

London police seize numerous weapons and drugs during a search in northwest London. March 16, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the London Police Service.)

London police have charged two people after seizing a number of weapons and drugs during a property search in the city’s northwest-end.

On Wednesday, officers with the London Police Service Guns and Gangs Section, Emergency Response Unit, Canine Unit, and Uniformed Division attended an apartment building on Proudfoot Lane south of Oxford Street to conduct a search warrant.

Police say they seized over $23,000 worth of drugs, firearms and ammunition including:

• Winchester 12 gauge shotgun
• Remington 870 ‘Super Mag’ sawed-off shotgun
• Six 12 gauge shotgun shells
• Two Conducted Energy Weapons
• 196 grams of suspected cocaine, valued at $19,600
• 27 grams of suspected methamphetamine, valued at $1,890
• Seven suspected fentanyl pills, valued at $560
• Three grams of suspected crack cocaine, valued at $240
•Two grams of suspected heroin, valued at $500
•One gram of suspected fentanyl powder, valued at $250

As a result of the investigation, police have announced charges against two individuals, a 31 and a 32-year-old.

The pair is jointly charged with:

• Five counts of careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
• Two counts of possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
• Two counts of possessing a firearm other than a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence
• Two counts of unlicensed possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon
• Four counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
• Two counts of possession of a schedule I substance

The 31-year-old faces two additional charges of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.

Both of the accused were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).