Dresden woman faces multiple firearm charges

A 29-year-old Dresden woman was arrested Friday on multiple firearm charges related to a $330,000 drug bust by Chatham-Kent police earlier in the week.

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A 29-year-old Dresden woman was arrested Friday on multiple firearm charges related to a $330,000 drug bust by Chatham-Kent police earlier in the week.

Police found suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine, a 9mm pistol, ammunition and nearly $16,000 in cash during the bust at a Chatham hotel. They arrested a man and two women.

An investigation led police to seize another firearm – a loaded .22-calibre Ruger 10/22 rimfire semi-automatic rifle – in a vehicle Wednesday at a Grand Avenue home in Chatham.

The Dresden woman was charged with careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and failure to comply with a peace bond.

She was remanded into custody pending a future court date.

The Ruger semi-automatic rifle is a non-restricted firearm. Anyone with a valid possession and acquisition licence can buy and own one, said Const. Renee Cowell, a police spokesperson.

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