ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
TINY TOWNSHIP - Two men face numerous charges after a quantity of drugs and a handgun were found during a traffic stop on the afternoon of Nov. 24, 2021 at Boblyn Road in the Township of Tiny.
Members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police attended a residence in the area while investigating a separate call for service and on their arrival, a vehicle left the property. An officer stopped the car and spoke with the driver. During the conversation, the officer observed evidence of drug use and discovered that the driver had a suspended drivers license. The vehicle was searched and a large bag of cannabis, as well as substances believed to be oxycodone and cocaine were seized. Police then located a handgun with ammunition in the car. The two occupants of the car were arrested and transported to detachment.
As a result of the investigation, Marlon Forrest, 26 years of Mississauga; and Gabriel Wright, 30 years of Brampton, face the following charges contrary to the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
• possession or property obtained by crime
• two counts - careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
• two counts - carry firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner
• two counts - breach of firearms regulations - transport and storage
• possession of ammunition for a dangerous purpose
• two counts - possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
• unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
• knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
• possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
• occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
• occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a prohibited device or ammunition
• possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo
• possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
• possession of a schedule 1 substance - opioid
• possession of a schedule 1 substance - cocaine
• possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine
Additionally, Forrest faces two counts of failure to comply with a court order. Both accused parties were held for a bail hearing on Nov. 25, 2021 before the Ontario Court of Justice.
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