Two men arrested on drugs, weapons charges near Marmora

MARMORA & LAKE Twp –Early this morning The Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit, assisted by members of the O.P.P.’s East Region Emergency Response Team, and the Central Hastings detachment, executed a search warrant at a residence on Tiffen Road, Municipality of Marmora and Lake.

Two adult males were arrested at the scene. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of prohibited firearms, ammunition and marijuana.

TeeJay ATHANASI, 19 years old, and Athanasis ATHANASIOU, 48 years old, both of Marmora, will appear in Belleville court early April facing charges of:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Production of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

The investigation is ongoing.

The “Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit” (P.W.E.U.) is a Joint Forces Unit under the direction of the Ontario Provincial Police. Membership is comprised of most of the “major” municipal police services, the O.P.P., R.C.M.P. and Canada Customs. P.W.E.U. is an investigative unit also offering assistance to all law enforcement agencies in firearms investigations.

— Centre Hastings OPP press release

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