Augusta – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Grenville County OPP have arrested three people and seized a firearm in Augusta Township, Ontario.
On September 9, 2020, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Street Crime Unit, assisted by members of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Grenville County Detachment (Prescott) executed a search warrant at a residence on Meadowview Drive. Officers arrested three people and seized a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, suspected crystal methamphetamine, and other items associated with drug trafficking.
Robert MCWILLIAMS, age 35 of Augusta Township is charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with:
Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose – sec. 88
Careless storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition – sec. 86(1)
Unauthorized possession of a Prohibited Firearm – sec. 91(1)
Possession of a Loaded, Prohibited Firearm – sec. 95(a)
Possession of a Firearm knowing the serial number has been tampered with – sec. 108(1)(b)
Knowledge of unauthorized possession of Firearm – sec. 92(2)
Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of Trafficking -Methamphetamine – Controlled Drugs And Substance Act (CDSA) sec.5(2)
The accused has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear by video before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville at a later date.
Angel MCNEELY, age 31, of Perth is charged under the Criminal Code with:
Fail To Comply with Undertaking – three counts – sec. 145(4)(a).
Jessie BARRIE, age 29 of Brockville is charged with:
Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine – two counts – CDSA sec. 4(1)
Both accused was released at scene but are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville at later.