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Man faces weapons, drug charges after cops search Wawa home

The accused is in custody awaiting a bail hearing
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Members of the Superior East Ontario Provincial Police detachment and the Sault Ste. Marie crime unit executed a search warrant in Wawa.

On Aug, 25, around 11:30 a.m. they entered a residence on Mackey Street in Wawa and located stolen property from recent thefts, weapons and small quantities of drugs.

Thomas Crilly, 43-year-old from Wawa faces multiple weapons charges.

The full OPP news release is included below.

On Aug. 25, 2022 at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of the Sault Ste. Marie OPP Crime Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Mackey Street in Wawa.

Once inside the residence, officers located stolen property related to several recent thefts, as well as weapons and a small quantity of drugs.

As a result of the investigation, Thomas Crilly, 43 years-of-age, of Wawa was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC (Four Counts),
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the CC (Four Counts),
  • Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC (Four Counts), and
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance - methamphetamine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused was remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.