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Oshawa teens charged after Gun and Gang Unit investigation

The guns seized included a .22 calibre modified homemade rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun. (Image courtesy of DRPS)

A recent investigation by the DRPS’ Gun and Gang Unit resulted in the seizure of three firearms and a quantity of drugs.

On July 4 and 5, officers conducted a drug trafficking investigation at a residence in Oshawa. A search warrant was issued at a residence and buildings on Hall Street, where officers located a .22 calibre prohibited handgun, a .22 calibre modified homemade rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun. The search also yielded a quantity of ammunition, drugs and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

During the search, the accused and co-accused returned home and were arrested. They were found in possession of a quantity of cocaine and marijuana. Four people were charged in connection with the investigation.

An 18-year-old male, and a 17-year-old female, both of Hall Street in Oshawa, each face 15 firearm-related charges, including careless storage, unauthorized possession, and tampering with a serial number.

They also face drug trafficking charges. Both were held for bail hearings.

A 21-year-old man and 42-year-old woman were also arrested on drug-related charges.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the DRPS Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5823.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.