Windsor police seek information about rifles seized in drug investigation


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Windsor police are hoping the public might know something about two firearms that were recently seized in a raid.

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Last week, on May 12, members of the drugs and guns unit (DIGS) and the tactical team attended a residence as part of an ongoing case.

A suspect who had been identified in the investigation was located, along with a suspect vehicle.

Police executed a search warrant at the residence, resulting in the discovery and seizure of an amount of methamphetamine, an amount of fentanyl, a conducted energy weapon — and two firearms.

The seized guns are matching Remington 700 “Ultimate Muzzleloader” rifles. They were found with storage cases and .50-caliber ammunition. Both rifles are equipped with scopes.

Modern muzzleloading rifles are meant for single-shot long-range hunting.

While the Remington 700 “Ultimate Muzzleloader” has a bolt-action system for specially-designed primer casings, loading the gun still requires manual insertion of black powder and a bullet into the muzzle, with the assistance of a ramrod.

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The process of readying one shot on such a rifle typically takes at least 60 seconds, even with all the necessary materials at hand.

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

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

Meanwhile, the arrest subject — 31-year-old Miruna Alecu, a Windsor woman — is facing multiple charges.

The list against her includes: possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, possession of a prohibited weapon (the conducted energy weapon), possession of a prohibited firearm without a license (two counts), possession of ammunition while prohibited (two counts), possession of a firearm while prohibited (four counts), and unsafe storage of a firearm (two counts).


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