Police never know what they might find when they execute a search warrant in a residence. In the case of a raid on a King Street residence, they discovered drugs, but also replica firearms that could easily have been mistaken for the real thing.
Members of the London Police Service Guns and Drugs unit entered the residence Jan. 7. Inside, they found small amounts of crystal meth and cocaine worth less than $600 on the street.
They also came across three replica handguns.
Charles Sturgeon, 23, faces two counts of possession.
“In light of this and similar incidents involving replica firearms, the London Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that all firearms, whether real or replicas, pose a significant threat to community safety,” they said in a media release. “When police respond to any call involving a weapon, the weapon will be treated as real until the investigation can determine otherwise.”