No charges in high-risk stop

A high-risk traffic stop by Barrie police on Wednesday ended with no arrests or charges.
Officers from the Barrie Police Investigations Division conducted a drug-related investigation involving two males, 19 and 22, both from Toronto. The older male was known to police, with priors including unauthorized use of a firearm, police report.
“Due to the nature of the investigation and the history of the males involved, the service’s Tactical Support Unit was utilized to arrest the individuals,” police report.
A high-risk traffic stop was conducted around 4 p.m. in the vicinity of Lakeshore and Victoria.
“Our tactical officers receive specialized training in these types of traffic stops as public, subject, and officer safety is paramount. The two males were taken into police custody without incident,” police report.
The vehicle was searched and no drugs found. The occupants were released without charges.
“Barrie police officers remain dedicated to investigating drug-related activity in our city and ensuring the safety of the community,” say police.

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