Canton man facing drug, weapons charges

A search warrant led to the arrest of a Canton man on drug and weapons charges.

Canton police arrested the man on Monday after executing a search warrant in the 800-block of East Chestnut with the assistance of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, the West Central Illinois Special Response Team, and the Illinois State Police Task Force.

35-year-old Robin E. Bowler of Canton was arrested in Cuba, Illinois, after officers located firearms, ammunition, suppressors, a ballistic vest, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia inside his home and adjacent garage.

Bowler is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges may be filed against Bowler due to the ongoing investigation.

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