A Cobourg, Ontario man currently banned from owning weapons faces new charges following an incident early Thursday.
According to the Cobourg Police Service, around 12:55 a.m., officers responded to reports of suspicious individuals behind a business in the Covert Street area.
Officers located one of the individuals who matched the description provided and who was found in possession of a rifle case containing a compressed air rifle. He was also found in possession of a variety of ammunition and fentanyl.
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Police say the man was prohibited from possessing weapons, firearms or ammunition.
Michael Berryman, 27, of Cobourg, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a contrary prohibition order, possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance (fentany), and two counts of noncompliance with a warrant of conditional freedom.
He was later released on an engagement with a future court hearing in Cobourg, police said Friday.
Berryman was also arrested in June on a warrant and was found in possession of drugs and a weapon at the time of his arrest.
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