Friday May 19, 2017 – Five persons arrested, loaded handgun and cocaine seized following two search warrants

Calls for Service:
(May 18 at 8 a.m. to May 19 at 8 a.m.) 71

Drug Arrests:
Five persons have been arrested and charged and a loaded handgun, cocaine and brass knuckles seized after two search warrants were executed in the City Thursday morning.

As a result of an ongoing investigation on May 18, 2017 members of the Peterborough Police Service’s Drug Unit and Emergency Response Team executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a McDonnel Street residence.

During the search warrant police seized a loaded .38 caliber handgun (see photo attached), more than $15,000 cash, brass knuckles, digital scales and approximately 3 ounces of cocaine and an unknown quantity of pills to be examined.

As a result of the investigation the following persons were located at the residence and arrested:

Jeffrey Jackson, 24, of no fixed address, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3kg)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

Richard Buddo, 23, of Coursol Road, Montreal, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Steven Jackson, 22, Coursol Road, Montreal is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana under 3kg)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Unauthorzed possession of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon (brass knuckles)
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

The three accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today (May 19).

A second CDSA search warrant was executed shortly after at a Hunter Street residence where police located and seized a quantity of cocaine and stolen property.

The following persons were located at the residence and arrested:

Ryan Weaver, 34, of Hunter Street, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (cocaine)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Breach of probation

Meghan Casey, 33, of Hunter Street, is charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (cocaine)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court on June 15, 2017.

.38 caliber handgun seized from a McDonnel Street residence

.38 caliber handgun seized from a McDonnel Street residence

Sexual Assault Arrest:
A 34-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with sexual assault following an investigation involving his former partner.

The accused, a 34-year-old Peterborough man, and the victim, a woman in her 30’s, were in a previous domestic relationship.

In May of 2017 the Peterborough Police Service received information regarding the accused having sexually assaulted the victim while at a Peterborough residence in January of 2017.

As a result of the investigation on May 18, 2017 the accused attended the police station where he was placed under arrest and charged with sexual assault.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (May 19).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.