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Traffic Stop Results in Two Arrested, Illegal Firearms and Drugs Seized

May 18, 2021

21-17585
 
On Sunday, May 16, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop on Market Street in the City’s downtown core.
 
Speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, officers observed cannabis readily available to the driver. A search of the vehicle and both occupants was then conducted.
 
As a result of the search, officers located approximately 69 grams of suspected Fentanyl (with an estimated street value of $17,335), two loaded handguns, a loaded shotgun, a large amount of Canadian currency, multiple cell phones and a digital scale.  
  
Image of evidence
 
As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old male from Toronto, stands charged with the Criminal Code offences:
  • Transferring firearm without authority x3
  • Careless storage of firearm x3
  • Weapon dangerous x3
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm x3 
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm x3
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, ammunition x3
  • Transport firearm x3
  • Handle firearm x3
  • Possession of firearm at unauthorized place x3
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of firearm with altered serial number
  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Possession of restricted firearm x3
  • Tampering with serial number of firearm
 
The accused is also charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Driving vehicle with cannabis readily available under the Cannabis Control Act
  • Driver fail to surrender licence under the Highway Traffic Act and,
  • Fail to surrender insurance card under the Canadian Automobile Insurance Act
 
Additionally, an 18-year-old male from Toronto, stands charged with the following Criminal Code offences:
  • Transferring firearm without authority x3
  • Careless storage of firearm x3
  • Weapon dangerous x3
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm x3
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm x3
  • Careless use of firearm, weapon, ammunition x3
  • Transport firearm x3
  • Handle firearm x3
  • Possession of restricted firearm x3
  • Possession of firearm at unauthorized place x3
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of firearm with altered serial number
  • Carrying concealed weapon
 
The accused is also charged with:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
 
The accused were held in custody for a bail hearing. A publication ban is in place. 

Anyone with information on drug-related activities is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the Brantford Police Service 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