Woman driving with rifle allegedly leaning on passenger seat charged by Barrie police

A 31-year-old woman faces drug, weapons and driving charges after police allegedly found a suspect driving a car with no licence plates in a Barrie neighbourhood on the morning of Sept. 5.

When officers pulled the vehicle over at about 9:25 a.m. in the Park and High streets area, they discovered an unloaded .22-calibre rifle leaning on the passenger’s seat.

Police also allegedly found suspected cocaine and methamphetamine, an open bottle of wine and an unsealed bottle of scotch whiskey — both of which were readily available to the driver.

The driver, who has no fixed address, was arrested on the strength of two outstanding bench warrants that were held by Huronia West OPP and the Barrie Police Service.

Officers discovered the vehicle was taken without the owner’s consent when they continued their investigation at Barrie police headquarters.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing.