Charges Laid After Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Homemade Conducted Energy Weapon

Friday May 8th, 2020

Posted at 2:00pm

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Two Windsor men are facing a long list of charges after a traffic stop.

Police say that around 8 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2020, officers were in the area of Tecumseh Road East and Mercer Road, where a black Chrysler 300 was observed to have committed a traffic violation. The vehicle’s licence plates were also not registered to the vehicle.

Officers stopped the vehicle in which two adult males were occupants. While speaking with the occupants, items believed to be stolen property from a previous break and enter were observed inside the vehicle.

Both males were subsequently arrested without incident for being in possession of the stolen property.

Through further investigation, officers located what appeared to be a homemade Conducted Energy Weapon inside the vehicle. The item was cylindrical, had two prongs sticking out of the front, visible wires, and was wrapped in electrical tape. Officers performed a test of the CEW, which proved the device was in fact, functional.

Also located and seized during the investigation was a quantity of suspected illicit drugs and a quantity of Canadian currency.

Terrance McCandless, a 38-year-old male from Windsor, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance – Percocet, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited weapon, breach of a release order and possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited.

Joseph Talbot, a 32-year-old male from Windsor, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance – Percocet, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a prohibited weapon.

 

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