Sunday, April 21, 2024

Street Crime Unit Executes Search Warrant in Meaford

Two individuals were charged following an investigation into drug trafficking and the execution of a search warrant at a residence by the Grey Bruce Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU).

On March 27, 2024, at 5:00 am, members of Grey Bruce CSCU with assistance of the Huron-Perth CSCU, Wellington CSCU as well as members of the Tactics & Rescue Unit (TRU), West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a search warrant at a property on Concession Road 2 North in the Municipality of Meaford.

During the search officers discovered and seized a quantity of cocaine, ketamine, crack cocaine, along with Canadian currency, firearms, and drug paraphernalia. The value of the seized controlled substance is estimated to be $300,000.

Charged with the following alleged offences is 59-year-old Ian Harker of the Municipality of Meaford with:

  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Meth
  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Ketamine
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (four counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm (three counts)
  • Breach of Firearms Regulation – Store Firearm or Ammunition (three counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered with

Charged with the following alleged offences is 45-year-old Amanda Armitage of the Municipality of Meaford with:

  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Meth
  • Possession Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Ketamine
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm (four counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm (three counts)
  • Breach of Firearms Regulation – Store Firearm or Ammunition (three counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered with

The accused parties were held pending a bail hearing.

“This search warrant will undoubtedly have long term positive community impact for our area,” Detective Sergeant Jamie Blair.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Popular this week

Latest news