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Two charged after police seize cocaine, Audi during drug bust

Police also seized $36,525 in Canadian currency
2021-06-09 - Items Seized CSCU 2
Items seized.

MIDLAND – As a result of an Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation, members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attached to the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed search warrants at two residences in the City of Barrie along with a vehicle on June 9, 2021.

Investigators were assisted by the OPP Central Region K-9 Unit, OPP Central Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT) and Barrie Police Service Tactical Team in the seizure of the following:

  • Three kilograms of cocaine 
  • $36,525 in Canadian currency 
  • 2016 Audi SQ 5 automobile 
  • Cash money counter 
  • cell phones 
  • associated drug paraphernalia

Charged in connection with this investigation are the following persons:    

Preston Lane Lyle, 26 years, of Barrie and Ryan Harold Verrall, 33 years, of Barrie with the following offences  

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 
  • Possession property obtained by crime over $5,000 - in Canada Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

All of the accused persons were released on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Aug. 26, 2021.

Anyone having knowledge of persons or property involved in this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.