Broadcast time: 11:15 AM
Date: November 22, 2019
As part of an ongoing investigation members of the Sarnia Police Service Vice Unit conducted surveillance of a suspect that was believed to be selling drugs within the City of Sarnia. The surveillance took place on November 21, 2019. The vehicle that he was in was observed making a number of quick stops where it is believed drug transaction had taken place.
At approximately 3:12 PM members of the vice unit conducted a vehicle stop of the suspect vehicle. While approaching the vehicle officers observed the suspect, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, pull what appeared to be a hand gun from his waist band and throw it to the ground inside the vehicle.
In total there were four occupants in the vehicle which were all arrested.
As a result of a search officers located over half a pound of crack and of cocaine. The total street value of the drugs is approximately $25,000. It was determined that the gun thrown to the ground was an actual 40 calibre semi-automatic hand gun that was loaded. Officers also located a replica hand gun on the driver that was tucked into his waist band.
The following individuals face the following charges:
All four accused have been held for a bail hearing sometime today.
Below is a photo of the property seized.
Constable Giovanni Sottosanti
Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168