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Guns, ammo, suspected cocaine seized from Tiny Township residence: OPP

Police say a Midland man and two from Tiny Township face charges
CSCU Seized Firearms (2)
Seized firearm. Photo supplied by the OPP

TINY TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 19, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attached to the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT), OPP GHQ Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and uniformed detachment members executed a search warrant at an residence on Balm Beach Road in Tiny Township.

Attending officers located and arrested without incident three occupants and conducted a search of the residence resulting in the seizure of guns, ammunition and a quantity of cocaine. A person arrived at the address during the search and was also arrested during the investigation.

As a result of this investigation, Michel Lemay, 55 years, Timothy Lemay, 27 years, and Paul Baskerville, 31 years, all of Tiny Township have been charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (four counts)
  • Possession of a loaded or restricted firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm (four counts)
  • Careless storage of a firearm (five counts)

Investigators have also charged Ryan Spademan 24 years of Midland with the following charges contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance

All of the accused are currently being held in police custody to appear before a video bail hearing and will appear before the Ontario court of Justice in Midland at a future date.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.