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Two People Charged in Firearm Incident

Courtesy: Woodstock Police Service

Woodstock Police charged a male and female with several firearm related offences on Sunday after a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun was discovered in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

WOODSTOCK - Police got a call about a possible impaired driver in the area of Finkle St. Sunday afternoon. 

When police pulled over the vehicle, the officer saw a black gun case in the back seat that contained a black semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun.

Police arrested and charged a male and female in the incident with several firearm related offences including;

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- Careless Use of a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm
- Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Both parties will appear in court later this month.

Police are reminding people that proper licensing and permits are required to possess and transport firearms. Having unauthorized possession of a firearm and carelessly storing and transporting a firearm can lead to jail time of up to 2 years for a first offence.

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