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08 August 2013Warning - this news article expired on 2013-09-08. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Drugs and Firearms

Belleville, Ontario – On the 7th of August 2013, members of the Belleville Police Service executed a search warrant in Belleville. As a result of the search warrant, the following items were seized:

· 12 gauge shotgun

· .22 Caliber rifle

· Ammunition

· A prohibited knife

· 3grams of cocaine – value $300

· 48grams of marijuana – value $960

· 6 Ecstasy pills - $360

· $200 cash

The following persons were charged as a result of the search warrants:

Joseph Cooper, 22 years old and Samantha Tooke, 23 years old, both of Belleville are charged with:

· Unauthorized Possession of a firearm X2

· Careless storage of a firearm x2

· Careless storage of ammunition

· Possession of a prohibited weapon (knife)

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking x3 –

Joseph Cooper also faces an additional charge of possession of property obtained by crime.

Joseph Cooper was held for a Show Cause Hearing scheduled for 08 August 2013 and Samantha Tooke was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of 19 September 2013.