Drugs, weapons seized, charges laid in standoff incident in Midland: OPP

OPP seized drugs, weapons, and charged two following an incident where two people barricaded themselves in a Midland apartment.

On Friday around 2:30 p.m., Southern Georgian Bay OPP say they received reports of a dispute outdoors in the area of Bay Street and Second Avenue.

“On arrival, officers learned that a male involved in the dispute was observed carrying a firearm before leaving the area in a vehicle,” police wrote in a release on Saturday.

Officers say an investigation led them to an apartment complex on William Street where the man and a woman barricaded themselves inside.

Both were taken into custody and officers executed a search warrant shortly before 11:00 p.m.

“Officers were able to locate and seize a quantity of drugs namely opioids, cocaine and psilocybin along with several airsoft rifles, ammunition, a machete, Canadian currency and drug paraphernalia,” police stated on Monday.

A 45-year-old Midland man faces the following charges:

  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Carrying concealed weapon  
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid (other than heroin)
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • CDSA 5(2) Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of Trafficking

A 40-year-old Midland woman was also charged with:

  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000 – in Canada
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid (other than heroin)
  • Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of Trafficking

The two were held for bail hearings and are scheduled for a future court date.

– with files from Barrie 360

Banner image via Southern Georgian Bay OPP

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