UPDATE: Firearms and Drugs Seized During Search Warrant

(Innisfil, ON) 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


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