On Saturday, February 19, 2022, Barrie Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and occupants attending a Wellington St. E. residence.
Police located the vehicle and through the investigation that followed, determined that the passenger was failing to comply with a court order. While attempting to arrest the 26-year-old Wasaga Beach resident, a struggle ensued, and the male attempted to access a pouch he was wearing around his waist. After the arrest, police located a fully loaded firearm in the pouch and a quantity of suspected fentanyl and cocaine in the car.
The driver, a 49-year-old male, also from Wasaga Beach, was also arrested and both the males were transported to Barrie Police Headquarters.
One male has been charged with firearm and drug related charges as well as breach of court order related offences and was remanded into custody pending a future court date. The other male was charged with drug related offences and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on March 21, 2022.
|Prepared by:||Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon|