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Updated: Garson break-and-enter suspects had gun stolen in 1979, drugs in their vehicle

Man and woman now facing several additional charges

Updated Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

A man and a woman caught in the act during a break-and-enter in Garson Tuesday morning are facing additional charges after Greater Sudbury Police searched their vehicle.

Detectives located a firearm that had been reported stolen out of Sault Ste. Marie in 1979, as well as more than $700 worth of fentanyl, 16 tablets of LSD and 10 codeine pills.

Originally charged with charged with break and enter with intent and theft under $5,000, the 49-year-old man and 32-year-old woman are now facing additional charges of:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance

Both suspects are due to attend bail court today (Feb. 5) to answer to the charges.

Original story: 

Home surveillance helped police stop a break and enter in progress this morning in Garson.

Greater Sudbury Police said just before 10 a.m. Feb. 4 they got a call about a break and enter in progress at a home on Church Street. The caller said home video surveillance installed outside the residence caught a glimpse of thieves breaking into the home.

Officers arrived minutes later, police said in a news release, and set up a perimeter around the home while waiting for the Tactical Unit to arrive. From damage to one of the doors on the home, it was clear to officers the thieves had forced their way in.

"Around 10:15 a.m. members of the Tactical Unit arrived on scene and made entry into the residence, locating and arresting two individuals without incident," police said.

A 49-year-old man and 32-year-old woman have been charged with breaking and entering with intent, and theft under $5,000.