Weapons and drug offences charges at beach

On June 20th at 7:40 a.m., officers responded to an anonymous complaint of a male and female drinking liquor in a vehicle at the Port Elgin Beach.

Officers arrived on scene and observed a baseball bat leaning against the vehicle. A male was seated in the passenger seat with an open bottle of rum. A female was in the driverโ€™s seat and a young child in the back seat.

Officers commenced an at-scene investigation. Located in the vehicle was a pellet handgun concealed in a manner that was clearly not for a recreational purpose. Also located in the vehicle was a quantity of suspected cocaine.

The male is currently on a release order with a condition to not possess weapons or firearms.

Both the male and female were arrested and transported to the police station.

A 24 year old Owen Sound man has been charged with:

  1. Carrying a concealed weapon
  2. Fail to comply with a release order
  3. Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  4. Possession of a schedule 1 Substance (cocaine)

A 26 year old Owen Sound woman has been charged with:

1. Possession of schedule 1 substance (cocaine)

Both were released with a court date.