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Police say rocket launcher, other firearms found in Pembroke drug raid

Ottawa Citizen logo Ottawa Citizen 2019-11-16 Tom Spears
a cluttered desk with a computer on a table: An Ontario Provincial Police handout photo of weapons, including an inert (non-functioning) rocket launcher, am munition and drugs seized during a raid at a Christie Street residence on Thursday. © Bill Dickson An Ontario Provincial Police handout photo of weapons, including an inert (non-functioning) rocket launcher, am munition and drugs seized during a raid at a Christie Street residence on Thursday.

If you know anything about a rocket launcher that turned up in Pembroke this week, you might want to tell the Ontario Provincial Police about it.

How this eye-catching (but non-functional) weapon ended up in a private home on Christie Street remained a mystery as of Friday, but the Ontario Provincial Police said what they described as a rocket launcher was found when officers executed multiple search warrants on Thursday. Also found were more than a dozen other firearms, boxes of ammunition and a variety of drugs.

A 27-year-old man from Pembroke faces charges of importing a prohibited or restricted weapon and unauthorized possession of a weapon. He was in custody on Friday with a bail hearing scheduled for the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on Tuesday.

Police said the investigation wasn’t finished yet and they expected to lay more charges.

Any person with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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