Sudbury's Brennan Boucher charged with making explosives
Police forced to shut down part of Spruce Street Thursday, following location of suspicious package
Sudbury Police have charged Brennan Boucher, 20, after a suspicious package was found in a home on Spruce Street.
On Thursday, police shut down parts of Spruce Street in the city’s west end, following a week-long investigation.
Police say in collaboration with the Canadian Border Agency, they became aware that a resident on Spruce Street had imported a prohibited magazine and ammunition for a 223 calibre weapon from the United States.
The package was intercepted by the Canadian Border Services, police said.
On Thursday, police searched the home and found several magazines, a homemade explosive device, a prohibited shotgun and a homemade conducted energy weapon.
The Ontario Provincial Police Explosives Disposal Unit assisted, and safely rendered the explosive device inoperable, police said.
Brennan Boucher has been charged with the following offences:
- making explosives
- unauthorized possession of a firearm
- unauthorized possession of a prohibited device
- importing into Canada a prohibited device
- importing into Canada a prohibited device without authority
Police say the investigation is on-going, and further charges are pending.