Guelph Police Service seize items used to make explosives and methamphetamine

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On Saturday, July 29, 2017 the Guelph Police Service were called to a home in the west end to assist paramedics with a medical situation. Upon arrival, based on their observations, police entered into a drugs and weapons investigation. The priority was to ensure there was no danger to the public.

Police arrested a 28 year old Guelph male for unauthorized possession of a firearm. A female resident was taken to the Guelph General Hospital for medical attention, unrelated to the firearm.

Police held the scene and, in the late hours of July 29th, executed a search warrant. It is alleged that items police seized were used to produce a Schedule 1 Substance, specifically methamphetamine. Furthermore, it is alleged that items police seized were used to make an explosive device.

As a result of the investigation, the 28 year old male was charged with several more drugs and weapons related offences.  The following is the complete list of charges that the 28 year old male is facing:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Careless storage of ammunition
  • Make explosive without lawful excuse
  • Production of a schedule 1 substance
  • Possess anything knowing that it will be used to produce a Schedule 1 Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance X3

In the morning hours of Sunday, July 30, 2017 a 52 year old Guelph female was arrested as part of the investigation. She is facing the following charges:

  • Production of a schedule 1 substance
  • Possess anything knowing that it will be used to produce a Schedule 1 Substance
  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance X3
  • Breach of probation

The female was released with a September 1, 2017 court date.

The male was held for a bail hearing and was remanded.

There will be no further arrests in this incident.