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Drug Bust – Names Released

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) seized a large quantity of drugs and weapons.

On July 6, 2024, just before 7:00 p.m., officers of Orillia OPP were on general patrol on Barrie Road, in the City of Orillia. Officers observed a motor vehicle was travelling in a manner consistent with driving impaired, therefore a traffic stop was initiated. Upon speaking with the occupants, the officer noticed a cannabis joint in the motor vehicle, therefore the occupants were detained for further investigation. During the initial investigation, police located:

–      Police pepper spray

–      A prohibited knife

–      A conductive energy weapon.

–      Canadian Currency

Through investigation, officers formed grounds the occupants were trafficking in illegal substances. The motor vehicle was seized, and a warrant was obtained to search the vehicle fully.

The warrant was executed, and the following was seized by police:

–      A loaded Smith and Wesson revolver handgun

–      164.5 grams of fentanyl

–      6.9 grams of cocaine

–      37 hydromorphone

–      1 oxycodone

As a result of this investigation, Irshad AHMED, 41-year-old of the City of Barrie has been charged with:

–      Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to section 117.01(1) if the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) x2

–      Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition contrary to section 92(2) CC

–      Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm section 91(1) CC

–      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm section 94 CC.

–      Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition section 95(1) CC

–      Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm section 95(1).

–      Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 section 354(1)(a)

–      Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose section 88 CC

–      Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm section 92(1)

–      Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking-Opioid contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA)

–      Possession of schedule 1 substance- opioid section 4(1) CDSA

–      Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking- Cocaine section 5(2) CDSA

–      Possession of schedule 1 substance- cocaine section 4(1)

–      Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking-other drugs section 5(1) CDSA

–      Possession of schedule 1 substance- other drugs section 4(1) CDSA x2

Further, Ishmael SINCLAIR, 38-year-old of North York, has been charged with:

–      Possession of Firearm ammunition contrary to prohibition order section 117.01(1) CC x18

–      Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 section 354(1)(a)

–      Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition contrary to section 92(2) CC

–      Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm section 91(1) CC

–      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm section 94 CC.

–      Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition section 95(1) CC

–      Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm section 95(1).

–      Unauthorized possession of prohibited device section 92(2)

–      Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose section 88 CC x5

–      Carry concealed weapon section 90 CC.

–      Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition section 92(2) CC x4

–      Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking-Opioid contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA)

–      Possession of schedule 1 substance- opioid section 4(1) CDSA

–      Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking- Cocaine section 5(2) CDSA

–      Possession of schedule 1 substance- cocaine section 4(1)

–      Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking-other drugs section 5(1) CDSA

–      Possession of schedule 1 substance- other drugs section 4(1) CDSA x2

Both accused parties were held in custody pending bail hearings.

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To report minor occurrences online please visit www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.