Community complaints lead to drug arrests

March 13, 2018

The Barrie Police Service Street Crime Unit (SCU) commenced an investigation in February into drug trafficking following numerous complaints from concerned community members.
On Friday, March 9, members of the Barrie Police SCU, along with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Tactical Response Unit, York Regional Police Service Emergency Response Unit and the Barrie Police Service Tactical Support Unit, executed four Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at several residences in Barrie.
The execution of the search warrants led to the arrest of 18 people. Investigators have charged 10 people with numerous drug related offences, and three people were arrested on outstanding warrants, followed by the unconditional release of six people, who were known to police.
As a result of the investigation, police seized a quantity of money, cocaine/crack cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and crystal meth, with an approximate street value of $6,460. Police also seized three tasers, deemed a prohibited weapon.
A 36-year-old Toronto male has been arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine and three counts of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. He was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
A 46-year-old Pickering male has been arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine. He was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
A 50-year-old Barrie woman has been arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine. She was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
A 41-year-old Barrie man has been arrested and charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine and Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine. He was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
A 25-year-old Brampton man has been arrested and charged with Fail to Comply with a Recognizance, and was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
An 18-year-old Toronto man has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine, Fail to Comply with a Recognizance and two counts of Fail to Comply with a Recognizance in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. He was remanded into custody for a bail hearing.
A 35-year-old Barrie male has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Oxycodone. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie in April of 2018.
A 25-year-old Barrie woman has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin. She is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie in April.
A 28-year-old Barrie woman has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Fentanyl and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin. She is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie in April.
A 30-year-old Barrie woman has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Fentanyl and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Heroin. She is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie in April.

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