Drugs seized include substance suspected to be purple heroin

Following an investigation through October, Barrie police have arrested and charged a number of people in drug related activity.
The investigation concluded Thursday with the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Barrie residence. Shortly after 2 p.m., the Barrie Police Street Drug Unit, who were assisted by the Tactical Support Unit, attended the residence which resulted in the initial arrest of 11 people and the seizure of a quantity of drugs, police report.
As the ongoing investigation continued, a second Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed at another city location during the overnight hours and as a result, four people, including a young person, have been charged with 20 drug related charges. All four have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie in December.
Police have seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, currency and also a purplish coloured substance which is believed to be purple heroin.
Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood states “the great work that our service does to rid our streets of the dangerous drugs that plague many communities in Ontario is continuing and it is this work that exemplifies our commitment to the community. I applaud the dedication of all our officers and their efforts that continue make Barrie a safe community.”