On Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 9:25a.m., Barrie Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle being operated without licence plates in the area of Park and High Streets in the City of Barrie. The motor vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was conducted by the responding officers.
The driver, a 31-year old female of no fixed address in Barrie was arrested on the strength of two outstanding Bench Warrants that were held by the Huronia West OPP and the Barrie Police Service.
A subsequent search of the motor vehicle resulted in the seizure of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine, an open bottle of wine and an unsealed bottle of scotch whiskey – both of which were readily available to the driver and an unsafely stored, unloaded, semi-automatic Savage 64 LR 22 (22 calibre) rifle that was resting against the passenger seat.
Arresting officers continued the investigation at Barrie Police Headquarters where police were able to confirm that the motor vehicle had been taken without the consent of the owner.
The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing that was scheduled to take place on Monday, September 6, 2021, and has been remanded into custody.
List of Charges Laid (CC – Criminal Code, CDSA – Controlled Drugs and Substance, HTA – Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, CAIA -Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act):
CHARGE #1- UNAUTHORISED POSSESSION OF A FIREARM S. 91(1) C.C.
CHARGE #2- OCCUPANT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE KNOWING THERE WAS A FIREARM S. 94 C.C.
CHARGE #3- CARELESS STORAGE OF A FIREARM S. 86(1) C.C.
CHARGE #4- POSSESSION OF A WEAPON FOR A DANGEROUS PURPOSE S. 88 C.C.
CHARGE #5- POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULE I SUBSTANCE- COCAINE S. 4(1) C.D.S.A.
CHARGE #6- POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULE I SUBSTANCE- METHAMPHETAMINE S. 4(1) C.D.S.A.
CHARGE #7- POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING- COCAINE S. 5(2) C.D.S.A.
CHARGE #8- POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING- METHAMPHETAMINE S. 5(2) C.D.S.A.
CHARGE #9- TAKE AUTO WITHOUT CONSENT S. 335 C.C.
CHARGE #10- DRIVE WHILE UNDER SUSPENSION S. 53(1) H.T.A.
CHARGE #11- DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE- NO PLATES S. 7(1)(B)(I) H.T.A.
CHARGE #12- FAIL TO SURRENDER INSURANCE CARD S. 3(1) C.A.I.A.
CHARGE #13- DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE WITH AN OPEN CONTAINER OF LIQUOR READILY AVAILABLE S. 32(1) L.L.A.
CHARGE #14- DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE WITH AN UNSEALED CONTAINER OF LIQUOR READILY AVAILABLE S. 32(1) L.L.A.
|Prepared by:||Peter Leon, Corporate Communications Coordinator|