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Toronto Police raids lead to drug trafficking, weapons charges

When a man or woman is swept up in the net of a major police action, what he or she does next may be crucial to the outcome. High-profile raids and arrests are intimidating, and many may feel they have no chance of being defended. Perhaps that was weighing on the minds of three people recently arrested by Toronto Police for drug trafficking and other alleged crimes.

The arrest came following a series of search warrant executions carried out by officers from the Gun and Gangs Task Force on Jan. 24. Five warrants were acted upon, including three on residences and two on vehicles. Officers report seizing a total of nine firearms, 42 rounds of ammunition, and nine high-capacity magazines. Three people were arrested during the operation.

Two of the individuals arrested, a 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, were charged with a total of 107 criminal offences, including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and a multitude of weapons offences. Apparently, the man was also wanted by Peel Regional Police on a warrant issued in Sept. 2014. The third suspect, a 52-year-old man, was charged with a single count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Serious charges like drug trafficking require a serious defence. At the earliest possible opportunity, it may be a good idea for a person charged with a major crime to contact a skilled criminal defence lawyer. There are never any guaranteed outcomes in a case like this, but the dedication and experience of an attorney in the Toronto courts may help to secure the best possible scenario.

Source: CTV Toronto, "Police lay 107 charges after several firearms seized in gun trafficking probe", Rachael D'Amore, Jan. 25, 2017