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Police seize more than 40 guns in Norfolk

April 12, 2023  By J.P. Antonacci, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Apr. 12, 2023, Hamilton, Ont. – A months-long weapons investigation in Norfolk County led the OPP to seize more than 40 guns from an address in Townsend.

The weapons are a mixture of handguns and long guns, along with a crossbow and ammunition.

According to police, the investigation began in February and is ongoing.

Officers from the Norfolk-Haldimand community street crime unit executed the search warrant and arrested a 70-year-old Norfolk man.


He is charged with two counts of careless storage of a weapon or ammunition, and six counts of not reporting a lost firearm or weapon.

The accused has a court date pending.

– The Hamilton Spectator

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