A man from Minden Hills Township has been hit with 10 charges after a Haliburton Highlands OPP drug investigation.

Officers from the detachment responded to a call of a drug overdose Thursday morning at a home on Country Road 121 in the Township of Minden Hills. When they arrived, they found the male at the address in possession of a “significant amount” of drugs and stolen property, according to Constable Michelle Scanlan. A warrant was executed for further investigation.

Fentanyl, methamphetamine, and others controlled substances were seized, worth an estimated $14,000.

The 27-year-old has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Breach of firearms regulation- store firearm or restricted weapon
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to Prohibition order
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Theft over $5,000

He is in custody pending his bail hearing.