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Woodstock couple who smuggled guns across border each get 3 years in prison

Woodstock couple who smuggled guns across border each get 3 years in prison

A Woodstock-area man and woman accused of smuggling guns across the border from Maine and other offences were each sentenced Thursday to three years in prison after pleading guilty.

David Allen Polchies, 57, and Sharon Ann Weeks, 48, were charged with importing restricted firearms into Canada, possession for weapons trafficking, and offences under the Customs Act, including smuggling and making untrue statements at the border.

The couple were arrested by Canada Border Services Officers on Oct. 4, 2017, after crossing from Houlton, Maine, with two semi-automatic rifles, several 30, 50 and 60-round prohibited magazines, and 350 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.