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Three charged after cocaine, weapons seized in Orillia

All three residents charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of prohibited device
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Three people were charged and two others were arrested after police executed search warrants at two residences Sept. 22 in Orillia.

At about 5 a.m., members of Orillia OPP, the Tactics and Rescue Unit, Central Region Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, and the Community Street Crime Units from Muskoka, Southern Georgian Bay and Collingwood and the Blue Mountains OPP carried out the warrants in the area of Albert and Victoria streets.

Three people were charged after police seized cocaine, weapons and cash. Two others with bench warrants were arrested.

In a news release, police said they seized about 24 grams of cocaine, a conducted energy weapon, a replica firearm, and Canadian and U.S. currency.

Orillia residents Devon Demaine, 20, Michelle Demaine, 51, and James Newton, 52, have each been charged with possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine), possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and possession of a prohibited device.

Newton is also facing charges of possession of counterfeit money and failing to comply with a prohibition order.

Two people at the residence had outstanding warrants, police said, noting one was taken to Barrie Police Service, while the other was held in custody by Orillia OPP pending a bail hearing.

Devon Demaine had a Sept. 23 court date in Orillia. Michelle Demaine and Newton were released on an undertaking and are set to appear in court Oct. 25.