Items in picture are only a fraction of those seized
Brantford Police Service has charged four males and one female, four from Brantford and one from Ohsweken, with numerous firearm and drug related charges after an investigation on Hardy Road.
During the investigation at a residence in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Community Patrol Officers observed firearms, ammunition and various forms of controlled substances.
On Wednesday BPS – Street Crime Unit executed a Search Warrant at the residence and found
Firearms: a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum handgun (reported stolen), a Colt 1908 handgun, a sawed off Ruger 10/22 rifle (reported stolen), two Orion 12 gauge flare guns, modified to fire .22 cal ammunition, Dan Wesson .177 cal. Revolver style BB gun
Drugs and paraphernalia: 143.94 grams of cocaine (schedule I) with a street value of $14.355., 8.91 grams of marijuana (schedule II) with a street value of $22.; 34 cultivated marijuana plants in various stages of growth (schedule II) with a street value of $34,000; approximately $5000. Canadian Currency; electronic scales, currency counter, coin counter and a large quantity of packaging material.
The estimated street value of drugs seized within the Hardy Road property was worth over $48,000.
Charged with 4 separate firearm counts (x5), 3 separate firearms counts (x2) 1 additional firearm count, and 3 separate drug counts including production are
Craig Allen Bjerkseth, 23, Tyler Brandon Cameron, 25, Derek Thomas Conway, 31, Orenda Love Powless, 20, all from Brantford, and Joseph Chauncey Williams, 26, from Ohsweken, Cameron faces an additional charge of breach of probation and Williams an additional charge of breach of undertaking.
All five accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 or Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant- Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.