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Gun charges laid after dogs ‘abandoned’ in hotel

HUNTSVILLE A Huntsville man faces numerous gun charges following complaints about dogs allegedly left abandoned in a hotel room.

On Tuesday February 6, 2018 provincial police were notified that two dogs had been abandoned in a local hotel room.

There was concern for the well-being of the dogs and they needed to be removed.

Huntsville OPP attended and found the room in complete disarray. In the course of attempting to locate the owner of the dogs, officers located drug paraphernalia along with a modified shot gun.

With the assistance of Muskoka Crime Unit, a Search Warrant was executed and as a result, Patrick DeMarco, 26, has been charged with the following offences:

Possession of Prohibited Firearm C.C.

Possession of Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Careless Storage of a Firearm, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

Possession of Schedule I Substances, Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

The accused is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Huntsville on Wednesday March 21, 2018 to answer to his charges.

The dogs were in good health and did not need to be seized.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 705-789-5551 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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