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Wawa teen charged after setting off explosions in his back yard

Police contained the area until members of the Northeast Region Emergency Response Team and Canine unit arrived
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Here's a dangerous mix...drugs and explosives.

OPP say on August 4, at 8:40 a.m., OPP responded to a complaint of several loud noises coming from a property in Wawa. 

Police contained the area until members of the Northeast Region Emergency Response Team and Canine unit arrived. The resident voluntarily surrendered to police. 

Peter Banks, 18  from Wawa, was arrested and charged with: 

  • Explosives - making or possessing for an unlawful purpose
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - methamphetamine
  • Two counts of failure to comply with a release order

Banks was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice for a bail hearing on August 12.




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