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Police seize crack cocaine, cocaine, fentanyl during drug bust

Police also seized $8,970 in Canadian currency; seven people charged as a result
2021-05-03 - CSCU Search & Seizure Apr 29, 2021 Midland
Items seized.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) attached to the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Southwinds Crescent, Midland on April 29, 2021.

Assisted by uniform detachment members along with the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), officers arrested all persons at the scene and seized quantities of Fentanyl, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, $8,970 in Canadian currency and associated drug paraphernalia.

Charged in connection with this investigation are the following persons:      

  • Bjorn Garfield Bartley, 19 years, of North York       
  • Cyrena Celine Brathwaite, 25 years, of Toronto      
  • Taylor Marie Dupuis, 26 years, of Penetanguishene      
  • Kristen Johnson, 39 years, of Midland      
  • Tanner McCue, 24 years, of Penetanguishene       
  • Natasha Prince, 21 years, of Penetanguishene       
  • Kelly Purcell, 23 years, of Brampton

All have been charged with the following offences:      

  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid (other than heroin)      
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking - Cocaine Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

And further with      

  • Possession property obtained by crime Over $5,000 - in Canada Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

All of the accused persons were released on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on May 27, 2021.

Anyone having knowledge of persons or property involved in this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at 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.