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Duo from Tweed facing drug, weapons charges following search of East Hungerford Road residence; third suspect sought

OPP seized weapons during a raid in Tweed. – OPP photo

OPP have charged two individuals from Tweed and are seeking a third in relation to a reported break-and-enter.

In a significant operation on Sept. 29, the Central Hastings Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, supported by the OPP Community Street Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, and Aviation Unit, executed a search warrant on a residence situated on East Hungerford Road, Tweed.

Police say the raid was in response to a break-and-enter reported in Tweed on Sept. 27.

As a result of the search, officers apprehended two suspects, Devon Dunkley, 27, and Rachael Sweet, 27, both residents of Tweed.

Both suspects now face a slew of charges, including:

·        Two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking,

·        Possession of a Schedule III substance,

·        Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon,

·        Unauthorized possession of a weapon,

·        Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition,

·        Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and

·        Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Charges have not been proven in court.

Both Dunkley and Sweet were held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Police say that a third suspect in the matter, Tanner Sweet, 29, is currently being sought. OPP are actively seeking information regarding his whereabouts.

Authorities encourage anyone with information related to the alleged break-and-enter incident, or Tanner Sweet’s location, to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. For those who prefer anonymity, Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Informants may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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