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OPP seize weapons and counterfeit money on north shore

Two suspects face a total of almost two dozen charges.
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Courtesy OPP.

TERRACE BAY, ON — Two southwestern Ontario residents were arrested after fake U.S. money was used to buy gasoline at a service station in Schreiber.

Ontario Provincial Police used video from a surveillance camera to identify the suspects and their vehicle after the incident was reported on Tuesday.

They were stopped a short time later and found to be driving a stolen car.

Officers also discovered forged identification documents including drivers' licences, stolen cheques, counterfeit American currency, prohibited weapons including brass knuckles and switchblades, and three firearms plus numerous replica firearms.

In addition, police recovered a quantity of illicit drugs.

A 48-year-old St. Mary's, Ontario man and a 25-year-old woman from Stratford, Ontario were remanded in custody on numerous charges including fraud, obstructing a peace officer, failing to comply with court undertakings, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.