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Belle Ewart man faces 17 drugs, firearms charges after Innisfil raid

South Simcoe police found three guns, two of which were loaded, and a small illegal marijuana grow operation at an Innisfil home
Search Warrant Seized Property
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INNISFIL - A 23-year-old Belle Ewart man is facing 17 firearms and drug charges after South Simcoe Police Service officers executed a search warrant at an Innisfil home.

On Friday, May, 17, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the South Simcoe Police Criminal Investigation Unit, Community Mobilization and Engagement Unit, Emergency Response Unit and Uniform officers conducted a search warrant at a residence in Belle Ewart.  During the search, two handguns, one which was loaded and a long gun also loaded were seized. Both handguns were located in plain view. Numerous drugs and cash were also seized. The resident had a small illegal marijuana grow operation which was dismantled by police.

A 23-year-old man from Belle Ewart was arrested without incident and charged with the following offences:
  •    Unauthorized possession of a firearm (3 counts)
  •    Careless storage of a firearm (3 counts)
  •    Possession of firearm with altered serial number
  •    Possession of a controlled substance - cocaine
  •    Possession of a controlled substance - heroin
  •    Possession of a controlled substance - other drugs (2 counts)
  •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
  •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking  - heroin
  •    Possession for the purpose of trafficking - other drugs (3 counts)
  •    Possession of more than four cannabis plants

During the search warrant the following items were seized:
  •    1 X 9mm semi automatic pistol (loaded)
  •    1  .38 calibre revolver
  •    1 X .303 bolt action rifle (loaded)
  •    A quantity of suspected cocaine
  •    A quantity of suspected heroin
  •    A quantity of other drugs including suspected methamphetamine and MDMA
  •    59 cannabis plants
  •    A quantity of cash
  •    Ammunition

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Court with many conditions.