Male facing weapons charges as police seize gun

The Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 24-year-old Orangeville man with weapons charges after a search of a Second Avenue residence Sunday morning (March 10).

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., police were called to a Second Avenue residence regarding a suspected drug overdose. A male was in medical distress and was transported to hospital. As a result of the investigation police obtained a warrant to search the residence. On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 6:00 a.m., the residence was searched and police seized a sawed-off shotgun, a quantity of ammunition, a quantity of illicit drugs believed to be cocaine, purple heroin and Xanax tablets suspected to be laced with Fentanyl.

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Jake Jason Smith, 24, of Orangeville was arrested at the residence. He is charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Careless Storage of a Firearm and Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon. The accused male was held in custody pending a bail hearing regarding the allegations.

Police are continuing their investigation. Anyone having information is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Posted on March 12, 2019