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Drugs, loaded handgun seized during Highway 400 traffic stop

15-year-old among those facing numerous charges after Tay traffic stop
2021-11-05 Hwy 400 drug bust Tay Township

NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TAY TOWNSHIP - A traffic stop on Highway 400, Tay Township has resulted in the seizure of a loaded .45 calibre Glock handgun and a quantity of cocaine and cash.

A uniform member of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police stopped a southbound vehicle for a traffic violation at 3:07 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021. Upon speaking with the driver and two passengers, the officer entered into a further Controlled Drug and Substances Act investigation. As a result of this investigation, the Glock handgun along with a quantity of cocaine and Canadian currency in excess of $16,000 and associated drug paraphernalia was seized by investigators at the scene.

As a result of this investigation, the driver of the vehicle Michelle Zazulak, 32 years of Valley East, Ont., has been charged with the following offences and released on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Dec. 23, 2021:
    •    Speeding,
    •    Driving while under suspension, and
    •    Drive with window coated - view obstructed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act;
    •    Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act; and
    •    Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 - in Canada,
    •    Carry Firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner (two counts),
    •    Breach of Firearms Regulation - transport firearm or restricted weapon (two counts),
    •    Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm,
    •    Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm,
    •    Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition,
    •    Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm,
    •    Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm,
    •    Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo, and
    •    Possession of Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

A passenger in the vehicle, Myril Cordel Tonge, 25 years of Mississauga, Ont., has been charged and held for a bail hearing on the following charges and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland at a future date:
    •    Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act; and
    •    Obstruct Peace Officer,
    •    Failure to comply with release order - other than to attend court,
    •    Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 - in Canada,
    •    Carry Firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner (two counts),
    •    Breach of Firearms Regulation - transport firearm or restricted weapon (two counts),
    •    Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm,
    •    Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm,
    •    Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition,
    •    Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm,
    •    Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm,
    •    Possession of Prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo, and
    •    Possession of Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The second passenger, a 15-year-old female whose identity is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has also been charged with similar Criminal Code of Canada offences relating to this investigation.

Anyone having knowledge of drug or property related investigations is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, opp.southern.georgian.bay@opp.ca or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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