5 charged with firearm offences in Orillia

Five people have been charged after a prohibited firearm was seized in Orillia on Friday evening, OPP say.

Officers executed a search warrant at a Forrest Avenue home shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday, police say.


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According to the OPP, one suspect received a minor injury as a result of a “less-than-lethal use of force” by one of the officers.

Police say Lesmar Leslie, 21, of Mississauga, and Carrie Lynne Wade, 43, of Orillia, have been charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm and careless storage of a firearm.

Maveryk Darling, 18, of York, is facing the same charges in addition to four counts of breach of youth court probation, police say.


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Garnet Seraphine, 23, of North York, has been charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, careless storage of a firearm and two counts of breach of undertaking.

Nigel Seraphine, 20, of North York, was also charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, cocaine possession and breach of probation.

All of the accused have been remanded in custody pending a show-cause hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia.

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