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Several Charges Laid in Firearms Investigation

Broadcast Time:   9:50pm                                           Date:   December 2, 2023

A 53-year-old male from Sarnia has been arrested and charged with numerous firearm related offences.

On November 23, 2023 at approximately 8:00pm, members of the Sarnia Police VICE Unit and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a Criminal Code search warrant in regard to a firearms investigation at a residence in the 800 block of Talfourd Street in Sarnia.

During a search of the residence, investigators located and seized seven firearms, including a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and 295 rounds of ammunition. In addition to the firearms, investigators also located and seized 10.27 grams of fentanyl, 3.73 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 12 – 75mg bottles of liquid methadone that was not medically prescribed to the accused.

David Jason Petrany was charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x 7, Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x 7, Careless Storage of a Firearm x 7, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose x 7, Careless Storage of Ammunition and Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance x 3.

Petrany was later released on an Undertaking with a court date scheduled for January 3rd, 2024.

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