A Collingwood man faces multiple drug- and weapon-related charges after a months-long police investigation led to the search of an area home.
Huronia West OPP announced today they arrested a 34-year-old man after searching a Collingwood home on Sept. 12.
OPP say they found a Smith and Wesson M&P 45-calibre loaded firearm, ammunition, a mini crossbow, a Crossman BB pellet gun, 10.4 grams of suspected blue fentanyl, 12 pills suspected to be MDMA (ectasty), 5.4 grams of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and multiple cellphones.
Police say the investigation began in the spring of 2023, and involved both the community street crime unit and the crime unit.
The search warrant executed on Sept. 12 involved the help of the Collingwood, Southern Georgian Bay, Caledon, Nottawasaga, and Huronia West community street crime units, as well as uniform officers from the Collingwood and Huronia West OPP detachments.
The accused faces the following charges:
- Use of a firearm in the commission of an indictable offence
- Possession of a prohibited firearm
- Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
- Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order (four counts)
- Possession of Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - fentanyl
- Possession of Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
- Possession of Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - MDMA
The accused was held pending a bail hearing and has been remanded in custody until the next court date.