Broadcast time: 8:05 AM
Date: September 9, 2020
In late August members of the Sarnia Police Service Investigation Branch were contacted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) regarding assistance pertaining to an investigation.
Following an intercept by border services officers at the Vancouver International Mail Centre, CBSA Criminal Investigators in the Pacific Region determined an individual residing in Sarnia was importing tasers from a foreign source. The packages were being mailed to an address located in central Sarnia.
On September 1, 2020, at approximately 8:45 AM, members of the Sarnia Police Service Criminal Investigations Branch, Emergency Response Team, and the CBSA executed a warrant on the address in question.
Subsequent to the warrant being executed, Geoffrey Scott Meredith, 52 years of age, the accused in this matter, was arrested and charged with unauthorized importing of a prohibited weapon by the Sarnia Police Service. He was also charged by the CBSA with one count of attempting to evade compliance with the Customs Act and one count of smuggling under the Custom Act.
This joint investigation demonstrates the effectiveness of various law enforcement agencies working together.
Constable Giovanni Sottosanti
Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168