Windsor Humanist Society

December 4, 2007

Semi-automatic Handguns Seized: Linked to Drug-Prohibition Activities

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The Windsor police Drugs, Intelligence, Guns and Surveillance (DIGS) branch has taken two more handguns off city streets.

Police reported Monday that officers executed a search warrant at an eastend apartment Friday afternoon and found two loaded .380 semi-automatic pistols, both with their serial numbers removed.

Daddy, This Is My Best Birthday Present Ever!“The trend for us to seize loaded weapons, especially semi-automatic handguns, is very disturbing and all too common anymore,” Supt. Dave Pickford of the investigations division said in a news release.

“Each seizure removes another potential tragedy from happening.”

The guns were discovered on the 200 block of Buckingham Dr. Along with the weapons, police found a spare pistol magazine with six rounds of ammo, a set of digital scales, and a small amount of drugs including marijuana and oxycodone, a prescribed narcotic with an opiate-like effect.

Toronto resident Shauna Gerro, 18, was arrested at the residence. She faces two counts of possessing narcotics and two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

The seizure was part of an investigation into Windsor resident Kenton Barnswell, 26, who police suspect of selling drugs from a Reginald street address.

Earlier on Friday, officers executed a search warrant on the Reginald Street residence, leading to the arrest of Mr. Barnswell and another man, Michael Anthony Soulliere, 23.

Found at the home was suspected crack cocaine with an estimated $1,340 street value, 33 suspected ecstasy tablets, two sets of digital scales and about $3,000 in Canadian and U.S. cash.

Mr. Barnswell has been charged with three counts of possessing narcotics, possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, and five counts of breaching court orders.
…this post forwarded by Windsor Humanist, Alexander Neil, after a December 4, 2007 article by Dalson Chen in The Windsor Star

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