Dawson man faces multiple firearms charges

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A search warrant on Couchiching First Nation has resulted in a Rainy River District resident being arrested and charged with numerous offences.

On January 4, 2023, at approximately 9:10 a.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT), with assistance from the Treaty Three Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence on Couchiching First Nation. The investigation has resulted in the arrest of one district resident and the seizure of a prohibited device or ammunition.

A 44-year-old man from Dawson Township has been arrested and charged with: Resist Peace Officer; Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition; Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order; Failure to Comply with Release Order.

The accused has been remanded into custody and will before the Ontario Court of Justice on January 6th, 2023 in Fort Frances to answer to the charge

Any person with information regarding the illegal possession and trafficking of drugs should immediately contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).