Barrie police have put the cuffs on a pair of suspects as part of a lengthy investigation that began in February and wrapped up on Friday, May 7 when officers stopped a BMW and arrested the 24-year-old driver for drug-related offences.
Investigators obtained search warrants that were executed by police early Saturday at two homes, one in Barrie and one in Oro-Medonte Township, at a Barrie-area storage unit, and for the BMW that was stopped the day before.
During the raid on one of the homes, a 26-year-old man was taken into custody without incident and is currently facing a total of seven drug-related and criminal code charges in regard to his alleged involvement in a localized investigation that focused on the illegal trafficking and possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. The male was held for a bail hearing and later released with a future court date.
Media Release: Police Investigation Concludes with Arrests, Search Warrants and Seizures – https://t.co/VlhT3D5a8f A Barrie Police investigation, which was undertaken by the Drug Enforcement Unit… pic.twitter.com/LQgR89mcVK— Barrie Police (@BarriePolice) May 12, 2021
Seized during the execution of the search warrants were:
- a large quantity of Canadian currency
- a large quantity of suspected cocaine (approximately 1 kilogram)
- suspected methamphetamine (196 grams from multiple locations)
- a loaded .38 special revolver and ammunition
- 3 prohibited weapons
- a quantity of suspected oxycontin (in pill form)
- a black 4 door 2014 BMW 320i
The driver of the BMW is facing 18 charges including trafficking and possession, weapons-related offences and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.
He was held for a bail hearing and has been remanded into custody.