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Nine People Are Facing Firearm And Drug Related Charges

Jul 31, 2019

Incident #19-23789

July 31th, 2019

Brantford Police Service continues to actively investigate incidents involving firearms and illicit drug activity. 
Brantford Police Service has charged three males and six females with numerous firearm and drug related charges after an investigation.  

Members of the Brantford Police Service Task Force entered into an ongoing drug investigation that commenced this past spring and culminated on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, with the execution of judicial authorizations at addresses on:
1. Pearl Street, Brantford, ON   
2. Queensway Drive, Brantford, ON   
3. Banbury Road, Brantford, ON  
4. Westmount Road East, Kitchener, ON   
In totality, the execution of the judicial authorizations yielded the following seizures:
• A large quantity of Canadian money
• 784 grams of Fentanyl with a street value of $196,100
• (65) 40 milligram OxyNeo tablets with a street value of $2,600
• (8) 20 milligram Oxycodone tablets with a street value of $160.00
• Pump action shotgun
• 21 shotgun shells
• 14 rounds of  9 mm ammunition
• 7 rounds of 45 calibre ammunition
• Hydraulic Press
• The seizure of a 2013 Audi R5Q and 2016 Porsche Cayenne that are being investigated as property obtained by crime.
The estimated street value of drugs seized is $198,885.00.

As a result of the investigation, three males and six females have been arrested and charged. Three of the accused were held for bail hearings and are facing a number of charges.  Six others involved are facing charges related to the investigation and will appear in court at a later date. 


1. Edison Tyler BEAL, 23 years of Kitchener is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Careless storage of a prohibited device (ammunition), contrary to section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
• Breach of Probation, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code

2. Skylar James BEAL, 23 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (oxycodone pills), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Careless storage of Firearm, contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (Shotgun) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous purpose, (Taser) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
• Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
• Tampering with a Serial Number of a Firearm, contrary to section 108(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Firearm contrary to order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code

3. Ryan Oliver REED, 23 years of Brantford is charged with:
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (oxycodone pills), contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
• Careless storage of Firearm, contrary to section 86(2) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, (Shotgun) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose (Taser) contrary to section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
• Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, contrary to section 92(1) of the Criminal Code
• Tampering with a Serial Number of a Firearm, contrary to section 108(1) of the Criminal Code
• Possession of Firearm contrary to order, contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code

 


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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