After receiving tips from the public, officers from the North Division Community Response Unit began to investigate possible drug activity at a senior's building on Perry St. in Uxbridge. On Thursday, Aug. 18, a search warrant was executed on a unit and three people were arrested.
During the search, 10 marihuana plants, as well as quantities of hashish, cocaine, opiates and illegal cigarettes were seized, with an approximate street value of more than $15,000. More than $15,000 in cash was also seized, some of it found hidden in the walls of the residence, as well as a rifle with ammunition.
67 year-old William Theakston and 50 year-old Kevin Stoner are being charged with Production of a Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Careless Storage of a Firearm, Careless Storage of Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm Other than Restricted without Holding a License, Possession of the Proceeds of Crime over $5,000, Possession of Unmarked Cigarettes for the Purpose of Sale and Possessing Unmarked Cigarettes. 33 year-old Miranda Lehtinen is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Brown of North Division, at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2659.