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Mout Forest Man is Charged with Weapons Offence

Web posted on February 27, 2013

(Town of Mount Forest, ON) - On Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm, Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were on foot patrol on Main Street North in the Town of Mount Forest when they observed to males carrying backpacks and acting somewhat suspicious.

Police spoke to the males who they recognized and noticed that the one male had a heavy object in his pocket. The officers asked the male what it was and he surrendered a butterfly type knife which is a prohibited weapon and illegal to possess.

Andrew Panneton aged 24 of Mount Forest has been charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph court on April 5, 2013 to answer to the charge.