Man arrested while in possession of variety of weapons

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Man arrested while in possession of variety of weapons
OPP SD&G detachment sign (Shawna O'Neill/ TC Media).

SOUTH STORMONT, Ontario – On March 7, 2019, at approximately 8:42 a.m., Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a report of a traffic complaint on Hwy 401 in South Stormont Township.

Investigation indicated that the driver had made threats against a business in Ontario. SD&G OPP officers located the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed (171km/hr in a posted 100km/hr zone). SD&G OPP officers intercepted the vehicle and arrested the male driver as he was in breach of previous release conditions. The male was in possession of a pellet handgun, bear spray, cannabis and a machete.

Benoit Therrien, 29, of Saint-Valentin, QC was located, arrested and charged with;

–             Unauthorized possession of a weapon

–             Fail to comply with conditions of a recognizance (three counts)

–             Uttering threats (two counts)

–             Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

–             Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling (Cannabis Act)

–             Stunt Driving (Highway Traffic Act)

–             Drive a motor vehicle – no licence (HTA)

–             Litter highway (HTA)

–             Drive vehicle – cannabis readily available (CA)

–             Possession of over 30grams dried cannabis in a public place (CA)

He was held in custody (bail) and is scheduled to a court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall March 8, 2019.

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