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Replica handguns, drugs seized after suspect threatens to shoot victim: Police

Officers responded to Albert Street West yesterday morning
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Sault Police have arrested Shawn Blais after it is alleged that he threatened to shoot a victim yesterday morning.

In a news release issued today, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says officers responded to an Albert Street West address shortly before 10 a.m. and located and arrested the accused.

At the time of his arrest, police say the 44-year-old was in possession of replica firearms as well as suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Full text of the news release follows:

On May 9, 2021 officers with Investigation Services and Patrol Services charged 44-year-old Shawn Blais with weapon offences.

It’s alleged around 9:53 a.m., the accused threatened to shoot a victim. The victim was able to contact police and officers responded in the 500 block of Albert Street West.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers located the accused and he was arrested. A subsequent search of the area of arrest found the accused to be in possession of two replica handguns as well as 1.44 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine and 10.58 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl.

He is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, use of a firearm or imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, uttering threats, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

He is scheduled to appear in court on June 21, 2021.