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Loaded handgun discovered in Springwater Township search

Five people face firearms charges after two illegal firearms, $75,000 worth of illegal drugs and cash discovered
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SPRINGWATER TWP, ON - On Oct. 29, members of the Huronia West OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) and the Tactical Response Unit (TRU) executed an early morning search warrant at a residence in Springwater Township.   

Officers seized two illegal firearms from inside the home including a loaded handgun. 500 grams of cocaine and 7000 Percocet pills were also seized.  The street value of the illegal drugs is approximately $75,000. A large quantity of Canadian currency and illegal marijuana products was also seized. 

Three men from Springwater Township and two women from Barrie, all in their 20's, have been charged with numerous firearm and drug trafficking offences. All three men were held for bail court in Barrie.    

Police are asking anyone with information about illegal activity in their communities to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. 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 $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on or @CrimeSDM