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News Release: March 12, 2018

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: March 12, 2018
Occurrence Type: Update - Community Complaints Led to the Arrest of Eighteen People
Occurrence #: BA18011338
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:30am

In February 2018 the Barrie Police Service Street Crime Unit (SCU) commenced an investigation into drug trafficking following numerous complaints from concerned community members residing in the area of 90 and 100 Little Avenue, in the City of Barrie.

On Friday, March 9, 2018, 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 (4) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at several residences located at 90 and 100 Little Avenue, along with a residence on Megan Court, in the City of Barrie.

The execution of four (4) drug search warrants led to the arrest of 18 people. Investigators have charged 10 people with numerous drug related offences, and three (3) people were arrested on outstanding warrants, followed by the unconditional release of six (6) 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, an approximate street value of $6,460. Police also seized three (3) Tasers; which is deemed a prohibited weapon under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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 of 2018.

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 of 2018.

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 of 2018.

With the trust and assistance of the community the Barrie Police Service continues to serve and maintain public safety. The role of the police in reducing drug related activity in the community is multi-faceted, and with an ongoing collaborative approach with our community, investigations such as this will continue to assist in combating criminal activity.

Anyone with information on illicit drug activity and/or firearms is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.tipsubmit.ca

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA18011338