Three people arrested in drug and firearm investigation

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of three arrests in a firearm/drug investigation.

On Friday, August 24, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m., police were conducting high-visibility patrols in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area to combat recent gun violence that has been plaguing the northwest end of the city.

It is alleged that:

– officers were patrolling a parking garage

– three males were found smoking drugs in a car

– all three were arrested and found to be in possession of narcotics and a loaded firearm

Michael Jason Brown, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possess Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3) Possess Restricted Firearm Without License and Certificate
4) Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm
5) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
6) Possess Prohibited Device Over Capacity

A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possess Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3) Possess Restricted Firearm Without License and Certificate
4) Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm
5) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
6) Possess Prohibited Device Over Capacity
7) Possess Firearm While Prohibited
8) Possess Prohibited Device While Prohibited
9) Possess Ammunition While Prohibited
10) Fail to Comply With YCJA Sentence

A 15-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possess Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3) Possess Restricted Firearm Without License and Certificate
4) Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm
5) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
6) Possess Prohibited Device Over Capacity
7) Unlawfully Possess Narcotics

All three were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on August 25, 2018.

Under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, persons under 18 years of age cannot be named.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.222tips.com

Photo: Drugs allegedly seized.

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