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Investigation leads to numerous drug, weapons charges for two Barrie residents

The pair were arrested after they were observed allegedly trafficking from a rental vehicle
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NEWS RELEASE
BARRIE POLICE SERVICE
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After a week long investigation, Barrie Police Street Crime Unit has charged two people with drug and firearms related offences.

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, the investigation concluded with a male and female arrested after (they were) observed (allegedly) trafficking from their rental vehicle. Upon arrest, detectives located a loaded automatic handgun as well as a various quantities of crack and powder cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and a quantity of cash.

Seized Items:

  1. Loaded .38 caliber automatic handgun
  2. Quantity of crack and powder cocaine
  3. Quantity of fentanyl
  4. Quantity of heroin
  5. Over $7,500 in Canadian currency

Charged are:

29-year-old Barrie female:
    •    Unauthorized possession of a firearm
    •    Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
    •    Occupation of a motor vehicle knowing there was firearm
    •    Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
    •    Cary firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
    •    Carry concealed weapon
    •    Possession of controlled substance - cocaine
    •    Possession of controlled substance - heroin
    •    Possession of controlled substance - other drugs
    •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking x3
    •    Fail to comply with probation order x2
    •    Fail to comply with recognizance x3
    •    Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order x2

28-year-old Barrie male:
    •    Unauthorized possession of a firearm
    •    Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
    •    Occupation of a motor vehicle knowing there was firearm
    •    Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
    •    Cary firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
    •    Carry concealed weapon
    •    Possession of controlled substance - cocaine
    •    Possession of controlled substance - heroin
    •    Possession of controlled substance - other drugs
    •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking x3
    •    Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to probation order x2  

It is believed the street value of the drugs and cashed seized in relation to this investigation exceeds $10,000.

Investigators feel this seizure and the arrests of these individuals will result in a substantial dent in the drugs reaching the streets of Barrie.

The public is reminded that anyone who may have information into the illegal distribution or possession of drugs can anonymously report to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.

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