Firearms, $90K in illicit drugs and $220K in property seized

Illicit drugs including fentanyl, meth and crack cocaine with a street value of over $90,000 have been seized after the Huron Perth Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a search warrant was executed at a residence on Fernwood Place in Kitchener, Ontario. Additional property seized is valued at over $220,000, and includes gold and silver bars as well as stolen firearms.

A 39-year-old male of Kitchener, Ontario faces 17 charges under the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) including:

  • Two x Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin), Contrary to sec. 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine, Contrary to sec. 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine, Contrary to sec. 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking -Other Drugs, Contrary to sec. 5(2) of the CDSA;
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition, contrary to sec. 86(1) of the CC;
  • Nine x Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order, contrary to sec. 109(2) of the CC;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, contrary to sec. 91(1); and,
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, contrary to sec. 91(2).

The search warrant was executed with support from CSCU’s in Wellington, Grey Bruce, Brant County and Elgin-Middlesex. Additional supports were provided by the Tactics and Rescue Unit, Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit. Additional thanks to Waterloo Regional Police Service for their assistance.

The accused was remanded into custody and their next court hearing is on June 8, 2023.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).