Loaded firearm and suspected drugs allegedly seized in Barrie traffic stop

A loaded semi-automatic firearm and drugs were allegedly seized when Barrie Police stopped a vehicle Saturday, Aug. 28, police said.

According to police, at 1:44 p.m., an officer stopped a driver on Bryne Drive in Barrie after learning the registered owner was driving under suspension. 

Along with the driver, there were two passengers inside the vehicle; a man in the front seat and a woman in a back seat, police said. 

Police said they found what is believed to be cocaine and fentanyl and a loaded semi-automatic firearm in the car.

The three people were arrested and taken to Barrie Police Headquarters for further investigation.

The driver, a 24-year-old man of no fixed address from Barrie, was charged with: drive under suspension, possession property obtained by crime.

The front seat passenger, 22-year-old resident of Guelph, was charged with: obstruct peace officer, fail to comply undertaking, and two counts of fail to comply with release order.

The back seat passenger was a 30-year-old female of no fixed address from Barrie.

All three were charged with: possession of controlled substance- cocaine, possession of controlled substance-fentanyl, possession property obtained by crime, possession for the purpose of trafficking-cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking-fentanyl, unauthorized possession of firearm, possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, unauthorized possession of a firearm in motor vehicle, possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition.

All three were held for a bail hearing on Aug. 29.