Two arrested after seizure of illegal weapons and drugs

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Windsor Police Service News Update
February 7, 2024
PUBLIC NEWS UPDATE
Case #: 24-14351

Two arrested after seizure of illegal weapons and drugs


 
An investigation by the Windsor Police Service has led to the arrest of two people and the seizure of a handgun, two tasers, and $3,995 of illegal drugs.

In January 2024, the Windsor Police Drugs and Guns Enforcement Unit (DIGS) began an investigation into a suspected drug trafficking operation at two Windsor residences. On February 6, 2024, officers arrested the subject of the investigation, a 43-year-old man. During the arrest, officers located a loaded handgun in the subject’s possession.

Following the arrest, officers executed a search warrant at the first location, a residence in the 2800 block of Whelpton St. During the search, officers located a handheld taser, several rounds of ammunition, and a digital scale. 

Officers then executed another search warrant at the second location, a residence in the 400 block of Elliott St. E. During the search, officers located 14.9 grams of fentanyl, 2.7 grams of cocaine, a handheld taser, and $705 of Canadian currency. Officers also arrested the home’s occupant, a 45-year-old woman, on charges of drug and weapon possession.

Steven Atkinson, 43, has been charged with:
19 weapons offences
Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of a schedule I substance
Breach of probation
Failure to comply with a release order
Possession of stolen property

Samantha Cannon, 45, has been charged with:
Possession of a prohibited weapon
Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
Possession of a schedule I substance

Anyone with information is asked to call the Windsor Police DIGS Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4361. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.



 
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