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Five Arrests, Stolen Rifle Recovered During Search Warrant

Approved by: 195 - May 19, 2022

On May 18, 2022, officers with the Crime Suppressions Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit and Emergency Services Unit executed a search warrant in the 0-100 block of Allen Street and charged 37-year-old Samantha Lepine, 37-year-old Robert MacLeod, 36-year-old Patrick Robinson, 44-year-old Greg Tatton and 23-year-old Seth Willison.

Around 5:30 p.m. during the execution of a search warrant, six people exited the residence and were placed under arrest for firearms related charges.

A subsequent search of the residence located approximately 19 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl, 74 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, a .303 calibre bolt action rifle with serial numbers filed off, a mosin-nagant bolt action rifle, and ammunition. The estimated street value of the narcotics seized is $17,000. Further investigation revealed the Mosin-Nagant rifle had been reported stolen on July 26, 2021.

The five accused remained in custody, and the sixth person was released unconditionally.

Ms. Lepine is charged with,

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x3
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x3
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mr. MacLeod is charged with,

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x3
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x3
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2
  • Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mr. Robinson is charged with,

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x3
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x3
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order x2
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order x2
  • Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order x2
  • Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x2
  • Breach of Probation x4
  • Failing to Comply with a Release Order x6

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mr. Tatton is charged with,

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x3
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x3
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2
  • Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Mr. Willison is charged with,

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm x3
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm x3
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2
  • Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime
  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking x2

He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on July 18, 2022.

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