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Drug and gun charges have been laid against two Windsor men after an investigation involving both OPP and Windsor police culminated in a raid on Wednesday.

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The investigation began in January with Central Region OPP, who identified a male suspect and a vehicle.

In March, OPP requested the help of the Windsor police drugs and guns unit (DIGS) due to the locale of the suspect.

Now a joint forces operation, the investigation led to the identification of a residence involved in the case.

On Wednesday, police obtained search warrants for the address and the vehicle.

At 5:15 pm that day, members of the DIGS unit and tactical officers of the Emergency Services Unit attended the 7100 block of Tecumseh Road East, where the male suspect had been located.

The suspect was with two other people at the time. All three individuals fled from police on foot, and the suspect discarded a loaded handgun as her ran.

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A handgun and ammunition that a suspect attempted to discard during an arrest operation by Windsor police on March 16, 2022. Photo by Windsor Police Service /Windsor Star

Officers recovered the firearm and apprehended the suspect.

One of the other people who fled from police also discarded an item as her ran. The item was recovered and determined to be a quantity of illicit drugs.

The warrants were then executed upon a residence in the 1700 block of George Avenue and a black Jeep Cherokee.

Nothing illegal was found in the residence, but a police dog sniffed out a large amount of drugs in the Jeep — stored in hidden compartments.

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In total, police seized 1.39 kilograms of crystal meth, 250 grams of fentanyl, and 680 grams of cocaine.

Police estimate the street value of the drugs as roughly $313,000.

Dillin Falloon, 28, of Windsor, faces three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking (fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, and cocaine), possession of a prohibited firearm with no license, possession of a loaded firearm with no license, possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of ammunition while prohibited, and contravention of storage rules of the Firearms Act.

Charlton Bowen, 39, of Windsor, faces three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

Anyone with information about drug crimes is encouraged to contact the DIGS unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4361.

Anonymous tips can be made via Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or catchcrooks.com.


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