Entering wrong address leads to drug and firearm charges (4 photos)


City police arrested two men over the weekend and successfully removed a gun from the streets.

Just before 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Barrie police responded to a suspicious incident that involved an unknown man heading to a house on Wellington Street East in what appears to have been a case of him getting the wrong name. address.

Police located the vehicle and in the ensuing investigation determined that the passenger was not complying with a court order.

As he attempted to arrest the 26-year-old Wasaga Beach resident, police say a struggle ensued and the man allegedly tried to access a pouch he was carrying around her size.

After the arrest, police said they found a fully loaded firearm in the pouch and an alleged amount of fentanyl and cocaine in the car.

The driver, whom police identified as a 49-year-old man from Wasaga Beach, was arrested and both men were transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation is continuing.

The 26-year-old has been charged with firearms offences, drug possession and trafficking and multiple offenses and has been remanded in custody pending a future court date.

The 49-year-old has been charged with drug possession and trafficking and is due in court in Barrie on March 21.


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