Drug raid in Barrie results in 20 charges, 15 arrested

Police arrest several people in a drug raid in Barrie, Ont., on Thursday, October 25, 2018 (CTV Barrie/Steve Mansbridge)

More than a dozen people are facing 20 drug-related charges following a police investigation in Barrie.

The Barrie Police Street Drug Unit executed a search warrant on Thursday around 2 p.m. at a home on Montserrand Street which resulted in the arrest of 11 people.

Police then raided a Hart Drive location early this morning and charged four suspects, including a person under 18, with 20 drug-related offences. The suspects were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in a Barrie court in December.

Police say they seized cocaine, money and a purplish-coloured substance believed to be purple heroin in the raid.

Another search was executed in the overnight hours at a house on Hart Drive that ended with four more arrests, including a juvenile, and more drugs seized.

Police seized a quantity of drugs in a raid at a home in Barrie, Ont., on Thursday, October 25, 2018. (Barrie Police/handout)

Police seize purplish-coloured drug in raid, believed to be purple-heroin in Barrie, Ont., on Thursday, October 25, 2018 (Barrie Police/handout)

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NEWS RELEASE BARRIE POLICE SERVICE ********************** An ongoing investigation that was conducted by the Barrie Police Service during the month of October concluded yesterday with the execution of a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Montserrand Street residence located in the City of Barrie.

Yesterday afternoon, shortly after 2 p.m., the Barrie Police Street Drug Unit, who were assisted by the Tactical Support Unit, attended the residence which resulted in the initial arrest of 11 people and the seizure of a quantity of drugs.

As the ongoing investigation continued, a second Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed at a Hart Drive location during the overnight hours and as a result, four people including a young person have been charged with 20 drug related charges. All four have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie in December.

Police have seized a quantity of suspected cocaine, currency and also a purplish coloured substance which is believed to be purple heroin.

Barrie Police Chief Kimberley Greenwood states “the great work that our service does to rid our streets of the dangerous drugs that plague many communities in Ontario is continuing and it is this work that exemplifies our commitment to the community. I applaud the dedication of all our officers and their efforts that continue make Barrie a safe community”.