Loaded Guns Seized in Search Warrant

(Innisfil, ON)  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 in Innisfil. Officers were acting on information regarding a possible firearm at the residence.

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 numerous Firearms offences as well as Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences.  The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Court with many conditions.

The investigation is continuing and more information on the weapons, drugs and cash will be forthcoming at the beginning of the week, as the investigation is in the early stages.