Three people face drug charges after Stayner arrest

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Members of the Huronia West and Collingwood Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), in conjunction with the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response team (ERT), and the Canine Unit, executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at an address in Stayner on Oct. 26.

As a result of the warrant, police seized a loaded Glock 19 handgun, 46 rounds of 9mm ammunition, body armour, fentanyl, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and hydromorphone tablets.

Three people were arrested and charged with the following offences:

Troy Dacosta, 28, of Scarborough is charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine;
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin);
  • Possession of a Loaded and Prohibited or Restricted Firearm;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
  • Possession of a Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose;
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a prohibited restricted firearm;
  • Careless storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition;
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.

The accused was held for a bail hearing was scheduled to appear in court.

April Hurst, 40, of Clearview Township is charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine;
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Opioid (other than heroin);
  • Possession of a Loaded and Prohibited or Restricted Firearm;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
  • Possession of a Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose;
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm;
  • Unauthorized Possession of a prohibited restricted firearm;
  • Careless storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition;
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.
  • The accused was held for a bail hearing and was scheduled to appear in court.

Jacob Scott, 40, of Stayner is charged with: Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court.

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