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Guns and Drugs Seized

 

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:

  1. Isaiah Norlyn Simmons, 24 years of age, of the Greater Toronto Area, (passenger in the front seat).
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
  • Ten firearm and weapon related charges.
  • One count of breach of probation.

     

  1. Justin Alexander Elpani, 24 years of age, of Sarnia, (driver of the motor vehicle).    
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose.
  • Unauthorized Possession of a weapon.

     

  1. Michelle Anne Poirier, 31 years of age, of Sarnia, (back seat of motor vehicle).
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
  • Failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking.
  • Also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

     

  1. Adam Joseph Renaud, 45 years of age, of Sarnia, (back seat of vehicle).
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).
  • Fail to comply with undertaking.
  • Also had three outstanding warrants for his arrest

All four accused have been held for a bail hearing sometime today.

Below is a photo of the property seized.

 

Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca