A 34-year-old Collingwood man faces multiple drug and weapon-related charges after a months-long police investigation led to the search of a local home.
The Huronia West Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced today they arrested Brandone Smith after searching a Collingwood home on Sept. 12. OPP say they found a Smith and Wesson M&P 45-calibre loaded firearm, firearm ammunition, a mini crossbow, a Crossman BB pellet gun, 10.4 grams of suspected blue fentanyl, 12 pills suspected to be MDMA, 5.4 grams of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia and multiple cell phones.
Police say the investigation began in the spring of 2023, and involved both the community street crime unit and the crime unit. The search warrant executed on Sept. 12 involved the help of the Collingwood, South Georgian Bay, Caledon, Nottawasaga, and Huronia West community street crime units as well as uniform officers from Collingwood and Huronia West.
The accused faces the following charges, which have not been proven in court:
- Use of a Firearm in the Commission of an Indictable Offence
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order x 4
- Possession of Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Fentanyl
- Possession of Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession of Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - MDMA
The accused was held pending a bail hearing and has been remanded in custody until the next court date.
The Huronia West OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Town of Wasaga Beach and the Townships of Springwater and Clearview. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.