A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged after he was found to be in possession of drugs and weapons.
On Feb. 16, Greater Sudbury Police Services received information that a resident on Moxam Drive in Lively was in possession of explosives and illicit drugs.
Detectives from the GSPS Major Crime Section of the Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation into the matter.
Based on the investigation, detectives applied for and were granted Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants for the residence.
Shortly before 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, members of the GSPS Emergency Response Unit conducted a high-risk vehicle stop on Moxam Road taking the 25-year-old man into custody.
Once the man was in custody, members of the Emergency Response Unit made entry into the residence and members specializing in Explosive Disposal conducted a search of the home locating the explosives.
The explosives were rendered safe by Explosive Disposal Technicians on scene and then transported to a location where they were safely disposed of.
Detectives from the Major Crime and Integrated Crime Sections with assistance from a K9 Unit also conducted a search of the residence.
As a result of the search warrants the following items and drugs were seized:
- Sawed off rifle
- Rolex watches (believed to be stolen)
- Over 5 grams of Cocaine
- Close to $58,000 in cash (believed to be proceeds of crime)
As a result, a 25-year-old man has been charged with:
- Utter Threats (two counts)
- Possess Explosives to Endanger Life or Cause Damage to Property
- Possession of an Explosive without a Lawful Excuse
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Unsafe Storage of a Firearm and Ammunition
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
He attended bail court on Friday, Feb. 19 to answer to the charges.