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DRUG RISK AWARENESS

Aug 31, 2018

August 31, 2018

On August 30, 2018 several citizens suffered apparent drug over doses and had to be treated medically. The Branford Police Service is asking that the community be made aware of these occurrences and risks.  Please use extreme caution, if you are a new drug user you are particularly at risk should you use drugs cut with fentanyl.

Know what to do if you think someone is overdosing and call 9-1-1- immediately. If it?s available give the person naloxone. Naloxone is an emergency medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, methadone, morphine. You can give naloxone while you wait for emergency services to arrive. Remember naloxone can temporarily reverse an overdose but it can wear off before the person has completely recovered. Always call 9-1-1.

Even if you have taken drugs or have drugs on you, the Good Samaritan Law can protect you.  

While we advise against using illicit drugs, people who choose to use should be sure to: *never use alone *start with a small amount *not mix substances, including alcohol, as it increases risk of overdose *call 911 right away if they think someone is overdosing *make a plan and know how to respond in case of an overdose *use where help is easily available *be prepared to give breaths and/or administer Naloxone (Narcan) until help    arrives. Have a kit accessible at all times and KNOW how to use it.

Know the signs of an overdose: *Can?t stay awake *No strength or energy *Cold, clammy skin *Slow heartbeat * Trouble breathing *Slow, shallow breathing *Gurgling or snoring sounds *lips and/or fingernails blue or purple *non-responsive to shouting

For more information please visit www.FentanylCanKill.ca

If you have information about suspected drug activity please contacts Sgt. Greg STANLEY at 519-756-0113 ext. 2286.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251

Five People Are Facing Firearm And Drug Related Charges

Aug 24, 2018

Incident #18-32694

August 23, 2018

Brantford Police Service has charged four males and one female with numerous firearm and drug related charges after an investigation on Hardy Road.  

On August 21, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service entered into an investigation at a residence on Hardy Road.  During the investigation Community Patrol Officers observed firearms, ammunition and various forms of controlled substances inside the residence.  On Wednesday August 22, 2018 the BPS ? Street Crime Unit executed a Search Warrant at the residence.   Located within the residence was: ? Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum handgun  (reported stolen) ? Colt 1908  handgun ? Sawed off Ruger 10/22 rifle (reported stolen) ? Two Orion 12 gauge flare guns, modified to fire .22 cal. Ammunition ? Dan Wesson .177 cal. Revolver style BB gun ? 143.94 grams of cocaine (schedule I) with a street value of $14.355.00 ? 8.91 grams of marijuana (schedule II) with a street value of $22.00 ? Thirty Four cultivated marihuana plants in various stages of growth (schedule II) with a street value of $ 34,000. ? Approximately $5000.00 Canadian Currency  ? electronic scales, currency counter, coin counter and a large quantity of packaging material

The estimated street value of drugs seized within the Hardy Road property was worth over $48.000.00.

As a result of the investigation, four males and one female have been arrested and charged.   Craig Allen BJERKSETH, 23 years old from Brantford

? Careless storage of a firearm, section 86(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, section 88(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Unauthorized Possession of a firearm, section 91(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code ? Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ? Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence, section 96(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession of stolen property under $5000,  section 355 (b) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (marihuana), section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act ? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine), section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ? Unlawfully produce substance (marihuana), contrary to section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.

Tyler Brandon CAMERON, 25 year old from Brantford

? Careless storage of a firearm, section 86(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, section 88(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Unauthorized Possession of a firearm, section 91(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code ? Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ? Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence, section 96(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession of stolen property under $5000,  section 355 (b) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (marihuana), section 5(2) of the  Controlled Drugs & Substances Act ? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine), section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ? Unlawfully produce substance (marihuana), contrary to section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act. ? Breach of Probation 733.1 CCC

Derek Thomas CONWAY, 31 years old from Brantford

? Careless storage of a firearm, section 86(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, section 88(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Unauthorized Possession of a firearm, section 91(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code ? Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ? Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence, section 96(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession of stolen property under $5000,  section 355 (b) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (marihuana),  section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act ? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine), section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ? Unlawfully produce substance (marihuana), contrary to section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act.

Joseph Chauncey WILLIAMS, 26 year old from Ohsweken

? Careless storage of a firearm, section 86(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, section 88(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Unauthorized Possession of a firearm, section 91(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code ? Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ? Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence, section 96(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession of stolen property under $5000,  section 355 (b) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (marihuana),  section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act ? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine), section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ? Unlawfully produce substance (marihuana), section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. ? Breach of Undertaking 145(3) CC, section 145(3) Criminal Code

Orenda Love POWLESS, 20 years old from Brantford

? Careless storage of a firearm, section 86(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, section 88(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Unauthorized Possession of a firearm, section 91(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, section 92(1) of the Criminal Code x5 ? Possession of Restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code ? Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, section 95(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ? Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence, section 96(1) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession of stolen property under $5000,  section 355 (b) of the Criminal Code x2 ?  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (marihuana),  section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs & Substances Act ? Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine), section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act ? Unlawfully produce substance (marihuana), section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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**items depicted in the picture are only a sample of the items that were seized**

All five accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

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