On Thursday, June 3, 2021, the Barrie Police Drug Enforcement Unit, assisted by the Human Trafficking Unit, Tactical Support Unit, and uniform officers, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence located on Pepler Place in the City of Barrie.
During the search of the home, police located a quantity of cocaine, fentanyl, Canadian currency, and a conducted energy type prohibited weapon. As a result, the 47-year-old male resident was arrested and is currently facing criminal code and drug related charges which include: Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (2 counts) and Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance (2 counts). He has been held in custody and is scheduled to have a bail hearing today.
Deputy Chief of Police Wyllie Allan states, “I commend our officers for their expedient effort to rid this criminal activity that compromises the safety and security of our community. The Barrie Police Service takes the enforcement pillar of the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy very seriously and recognizes that no street drugs are safe, that they should all be considered potentially poisonous and that they must be removed from our streets.”
|Prepared by:||Peter Leon, Corporate Communications Coordinator|