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Monday, April 15, 2024
Restricted guns, drugs seized in St. Davids

Ontario Provincial Police seized a number of restricted firearms and a quantity of drugs from a St. Davids residence last week.

While executing a search warrant July 3, the OPP’s Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit found a variety of guns at the residence, as well as “numerous components and tools used to manufacture restricted firearms,” and “evidence of previously manufactured and trafficked restricted firearms.”

Police also seized a quantity of Xanax, “psilocybin” and OxyContin.

Taige Johnston, 23, of St. Davids, was arrested and faces a number of alleged weapons-related charges, including manufacturing and trafficking a restricted or prohibited firearm.

Johnston was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Among the weapons seized were two restricted GSG 1911 .22 calibre converted firearms; a 16-gauge shotgun, a 7.62 x .39 SKS rifle with ammunition; and two Airsoft guns.

Johnston was held for a bail hearing in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

No further details were released. Ontario Provincial Police are asking anyone who has information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122, or their nearest police authority.

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