Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Gun and Drug investigation, Moss Park, Three arrests made


Gun and Drug investigation, Moss Park, Three arrests made

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:50 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of arrests made in a gun and drug investigation.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., officer were patrolling Moss Park.

It is alleged that:

- officers saw a drug transaction between two men

- the men were arrested and a quantity of fentanyl was seized

- also seized was a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 calibre semi-automatic firearm

- a tent in the park was being used to prepare and sell drugs

Matthew Stewart, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Knowing No Authority
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Carry Concealed Weapon
7. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8. Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
9. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
10. Seven counts of Fail to Comply with Probation
11. Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

He will appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Rebecca Parades, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Knowing No Authority
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Carry Concealed Weapon
7. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8. Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
9. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000

She will appear in, court at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Gabriel Nanie, 18, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
3. Carry Concealed Weapon
4. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
5. Eight counts of Fail to Comply Probation

He will appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

It is further alleged that, during the investigation, officers seized:

- 25 grams of Fentanyl
- 6.81 grams of Cocaine
- $822 dollars

Officers will continue to perform regular patrols of this area in response to numerous complaints from the community.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Cory Fougere, 51 Division



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