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Brantford man facing multiple firearms and drug-related charges

CrimeBrantford man facing multiple firearms and drug-related charges

Matthew Lynch, 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.

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 the residence  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, Lynch 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.       

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