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Search Warrant results in Multiple Firearms and Drug Related Charges for 35-year-old man

Jan 11, 2022

Inc. # 22-626

A 35-year-old man from Brantford is facing face multiple weapons and drug related charges after the Brantford Police Service executed a search warrant at a residence located on Grand River Avenue.

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, members of the Brantford Police Service Uniform Section and the Major Crime Unit entered into a weapons investigation. 

As a result of the investigation, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team and uniform patrol officers,
a search warrant was obtained and executed at a residence located on Grand River Avenue. 

The following items were located and seized from the residence:
  • Four replica firearms
  • Multiple rounds of live ammunition
  • A quantity of Canadian currency
  • Police duty belt with high-capacity magazines (prohibited devices) 
  • Stun gun (prohibited weapon) 
  • Drug trafficking paraphernalia 
  • Approximately 65.4 grams of suspected fentanyl, with an estimated street value of $16,352
  • Approximately 122 grams of suspected methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $18,330
Evidence Photo

As a result of this investigation, Matthew Joseph LYNCH, 35, from Brantford, stands charged with the following: 
  • Unauthorized possession of weapon, contrary to the Criminal Code 
  • Possession of a prohibited device x 2, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession contrary to order x 4, contrary to the Criminal Code
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 2 – contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Anyone with information on any other drug-related activities is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113.       
Anonymous information can be provided to Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at: 

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