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Officers with the Brantford Police Service conducted a traffic stop after observing a suspicious motor vehicle in the area of Colborne Street and Park Avenue at approximately 1:15 a.m. on January 3, 2024.

The driver of the vehicle was identified, and information was received to indicate he was currently wanted by the Brantford Police Service on a valid warrant.

As a result, the accused was subsequently placed under arrest. 

During the arrest, an officer observed a single bullet, in plain view, in the vehicle.

Search incident to arrest of the motor vehicle located the following:

  • A loaded .45 calibre firearm 
  • Approximately 19.4 grams of suspected Fentanyl with an approximate street value of $3880 (Schedule I) 
  • Approximately 54 grams of suspected Cocaine-crack with an approximate street value of $5400 (Schedule I) 
  • 60 suspected Hydromorphone pills with an approximate street value ranging between $900 and $3000 (Schedule I) 
  • Eight (8) suspected Morphine pills with an approximate street value of $120 (Schedule I) 
  • 309 suspected Alprazolam pills (derivative of Benzodiazepines Schedule IV) 
  • 82 suspected Methylphenidate pills (Schedule III) 
  • 868 suspected Hydromorphone Dilaudid (8mg) pills with a street value ranging between $17,360 and $43,400. (Schedule I)

Officers also located brass knuckles with a folding blade within the vehicle.

Members of the Brantford Police Service K-9 Team provided assistance with the search.

Investigation revealed that the accused does not have a Possession and Acquisition License and is not legally to be in possession of a firearm.

As a result of the incident, a 20-year-old male non-resident of Brantford stands charged with the following Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:

  • Unauthorized possession of firearm 
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm 
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm 
  • Possession of prohibited restricted firearm with ammunition 
  • Careless use of firearm 
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose X 2
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking schedule I – Fentanyl 
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking schedule I – Cocaine-crack 
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking schedule I – Hydromorphone c 
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking schedule IV – Benzodiazepines 
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking schedule III – Methylphenidate 

The accused was held for bail.

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