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Eric Mearow remains in custody as investigation continues

Crown says further charges pending
The Sault Ste. Marie Courthouse is pictured in this file photo. Michael Purvis/SooToday
Eric Mearow and five co-accused, all facing numerous weapon-related charges stemming from an early morning police raid Thursday, remain in custody.

The three men and three women have had their bail hearings adjourned until Monday as police continue their investigation.

The accused appeared in bail court, via a video hookup, on Friday, where Justice of Peace Paula Nichols put their matters over until next week after the Crown indicated further charges are pending.

The investigation is still going on, and additional weapons have been discovered, assistant Crown attorney Robert Skeggs said.

The six people were charged after police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Simpson Street.

During the search, police located a stolen, semi-automatic .22 calibre handgun with a live round in the chamber and nine additional rounds in the magazine.

More rounds of .22 calibre ammunition also were found, as well as a small amount of fentanyl.

Mearow, one of three men convicted in the January 2011 death of Wesley Hallam, was released from jail Dec.1 after completing his sentence for manslaughter.

He was placed on a bail document at that time to await a hearing on a Crown application to have him put on a peace bond with restrictive conditions.

The hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9.

Mearow, 32, is charged with breach of an undertaking and nine firearm-related offences, including three counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order.

Also charged with various offences are Allen Agawa, 27, Briana Howard, 29, Tricia Robinson, 30, Shaun Mearow, 36, and Rebecca Stevens, 30.

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