Drug search warrant executed

A drug investigation at Innisfil has led to the arrest of four people as well as the seizure of a large amount of drugs and a loaded handgun.

At 5 a.m. on July 5, the South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit with the assistance of the South Simcoe Police Emergency Response Unit and the York Regional Police Emergency Response Unit executed a drug-search warrant on a rural property at south Innisfil. Police recently began an investigation, which led to the warrant to search the residence and outbuildings on the property.

Officers seized a loaded 9mm handgun, ammunition and bulk quantities of drugs including crack cocaine and heroin. Four people were arrested and charged: a 25-year-old Brampton man, 24-year-old Mississauga woman, 47-year-old Innisfil man and 48-year-old Innisfil man. They are jointly charged with drug and firearm-related charges including: careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The four accused appeared at Barrie bail court on July 6.

Police say the investigation is part of South Simcoe Police Service’s ongoing efforts to protect citizens by fighting the scourge of drugs and guns, in a news release. The Street Crime Unit mandate includes illegal drug activity as a top priority. With the help of policing partners, officers successfully and safely executed a search warrant that resulted in a large amount of drugs and a loaded firearm being taken off the streets.

Photo: York Regional Police Canine Unit at the scene.

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