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Ottawa 21-year-old among those charged in 3D weapon printing operation near Calabogie

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched an investigation earlier this year after several deliveries of firearm parts were linked to a North Frontenac address.

The Ontario Provincial Police is laying a number of weapon-related charges against three people after searching a home on Victory Lane in North Frontenac Township, just southwest of Calabogie.

Officers say three people were arrested at the scene on Wednesday, March 24, as police seized a 3D printer that was in the process of replicating a hand gun.

Earlier this year, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) launched an investigation into the importation of prohibited weapons into Canada, as several deliveries of firearm parts were linked to the North Frontenac address.

Nolan Pichette, 21, of Ottawa, is facing the following charges:

  • Trafficking a firearm Section 99 (two counts)
  • Failure to comply with release order Section 145(5)(a) (two counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm Section 91(1) (two counts)
  • Careless storage of a firearm Section 86(1) (two counts)

The accused has been held for a bail hearing.

Anna Pichette, 61, of Admaston-Bromley Township, is facing the following charges:

  • Trafficking a firearm Section 99
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm Section 91(1) (two counts)
  • Careless storage of a firearm Section 86(1) (two counts)

Cory Benoit, a 40 year old from Greater Madawaska Township,

  • Failure to comply with release order Section 145(5)(a) (two counts)

Both accused have been released on a promise to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston at a later date.




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