UPDATE: Appleton man facing multiple charges following seizure of drugs and weapons

September 19, 2019
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


Drugs and weapons seized from the home of an Appleton man.

On September 19, 37-year-old Shannon Ledrew of Appleton appeared in Provincial Court in Gander to face multiple charges following a two-month investigation by RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime – Gander, which resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs and multiple weapons.

Charges include the following:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking Section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methaphetamine Section 5(2) CDSA
  • Unsafe storage of firearm Section 86(2) of the Criminal Code
  • Careless use of firearm Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
  • 3 charges of unauthorized possession of prohibited weapon Section 91(3) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of loaded prohibited firearm Section 95(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of firearm without proper licence Section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of firearm obtained by crime Section 96(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

Items seized during the search included the following:

  • Approximately 8 ounces of cocaine
  • 429 methamphetamine 'ICE' pills
  • A quantity of oxycodone pills
  • $8180.00 in Canadian currency
  • Two brass knuckles
  • One switch blade
  • One pound of marihuana
  • A 22-calibre prohibited handgun
  • Five long guns unsafely stored.

The accused was released on an Undertaking with multiple conditions and is scheduled to appear in court again on December 10, 2019 at 09:00 am in Gander. The investigation is continuing, with further charges anticipated.


Contact information

Glenda Power
Director of Strategic Communications
709-772-7334, 709-691-1615

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