ARREST AT RIDE LEADS TO MULTIPLE WEAPONS CHARGES

(EDWARDSBURGH CARDINAL, ON) – Multiple weapons-related charges have been laid on a male driver following an arrest at a R.I.D.E. program on June 22, 2022.

Officers with the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a R.I.D.E. program at the intersection of Shanly Road and Froom Road and stopped a vehicle just before midnight. The driver was identified and found to be wanted on a warrant and was subsequently arrested.

A search of the vehicle revealed a shotgun, various ammunition, two extendable batons, brass knuckles, a radio used to intercept private communication and a quantity of suspected synthetic cannabinoid.

As a result of the investigation, Richard BISCOPE, 37 years of age, of Ottawa, Ontario, was charged with the following criminal offences:

·      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted weapon – Contrary to Section 94 of the Criminal Code (CC) – three counts

·      Knowledge of unauthorized possession of weapon – Contrary to Section 92(2) of the CC – three counts

·      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm – Contrary to Section 94 of the CC

·      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited device or ammunition – Contrary to Section 94 of the CC

·      Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm – licence – Contrary to Section 92(1)(a) of the CC

·      Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition – Contrary to Section 92(2) of the CC

·      Possess device to intercept private communication – Contrary to Section 191(1) of the CC

·      Possession of a Schedule II substance – Contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)

The accused was later released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on August 12, 2022.

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