Media Release. Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Man Charged, Loaded Handgun and Drugs Seized Following Multiple Search Warrants

(Bradford, ON) The South Simcoe Police Service Street Crime Unit has charged a Bradford man and seized a loaded handgun and drugs following multiple search warrants in Bradford.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, police executed Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants at two residential addresses in Bradford and one vehicle. Police seized suspected cocaine with a street value of approximately $40,000 and recovered a loaded 45 calibre semi-automatic handgun with 7 rounds of ammunition.

As a result of the investigation, 25-year-old Shaun Krawiec of Bradford was charged with 14 offences including:

· Possession of a restricted firearm
· Carry concealed weapon
· Firearm possession contrary to prohibition order
· Possession suspected cocaine
· Trafficking suspected cocaine
· Possession for the purpose of trafficking
· Failure to comply with judicial release

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

The South Simcoe Police Service is committed to eradicating drugs and firearms from our communities. We want to thank the Barrie Police Service for assisting with this investigation.

A photo of some of the items seized is attached:

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