Loaded handgun and drug bust in Penetang

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Male Arrested After Foot Chase, Drugs and Handgun Seized in Penetanguishene

     On January 18, 2021 just before 1:00am, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay Detachment was patrolling in the area of Church Street and Burke Street in the Town of Penetanguishene when he observed a male walking on the sidewalk. The officer recognized the male and was aware that he was bound by an order to reside in Ajax, Ontario. Upon seeing the officer, the male began to run. The officer pursued the male on foot for approximately 100 metres where he became trapped between two houses and a fence, the officer observed the male throw an object from his waistband. After a brief struggle the male was arrested. During a search of his person a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine were located, while checking the area where the male discarded the item, police located a loaded revolver handgun.

As a result of the investigation, Justin SAMPSON 43 years of Ajax, ON, was charged with the following Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences:

 

  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking- Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance - Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance - Methamphetamine
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition x 2
  • Careless storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition x 2
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order x2
  • Failure to Comply with a Probation Order
  • Failure to Comply with a Release Order x2

 

The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice via video link.

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