UPDATE: Appleton man facing multiple charges following seizure of drugs and weapons

Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador – On September 19, 37-year-old Shannon Ledrew of Appleton appeared in Provincial Court in Gander to face multiple charges following a two-month investigation by RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime – Gander, which resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs and multiple weapons.

Charges include the following:

Possession for the purpose of trafficking Section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)

Possession for the purpose of trafficking methaphetamine Section 5(2) CDSA

Unsafe storage of firearm Section 86(2) of the Criminal Code

Careless use of firearm Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code

3 charges of unauthorized possession of prohibited weapon Section 91(3) of the Criminal Code

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Possession of loaded prohibited firearm Section 95(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Possession of firearm without proper licence Section 92(1) of the Criminal Code

Possession of firearm obtained by crime Section 96(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Drugs and weapons seized from the home of an Appleton man
Drugs and weapons seized from the home of an Appleton man.

Items seized during the search included the following:

Approximately 8 ounces of cocaine

429 methamphetamine ‘ICE’ pills

A quantity of oxycodone pills

$8180.00 in Canadian currency

Two brass knuckles

One switch blade

One pound of marihuana

A 22-calibre prohibited handgun

Five long guns unsafely stored.

The accused was released on an Undertaking with multiple conditions and is scheduled to appear in court again on December 10, 2019 at 09:00 am in Gander. The investigation is continuing, with further charges anticipated.

Gander RCMP
RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime



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