Two Barrie men facing 25 drug and weapons charges

Police estimate street value of the drugs seized to be over $100,000

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.

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.