WRPS Seize Two Loaded Handguns, Bear Spray, Baton and Drugs in Cambridge.

Media Release

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Drugs and Firearms Unit have seized $250,000 worth of drugs and several weapons, including two loaded handguns, as a result of an ongoing investigation.

On October 5, 2022, the Drugs and Firearms Unit arrested a male on an outstanding warrant in Cambridge. As part of the investigation, officers located and seized two loaded handguns, a baton, bear spray and a large quantity of currency.

Investigators also seized suspected fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, worth an estimated $250,000.

As a result of the investigation, a 38-year-old male was arrested and charged with:

  • Possession of suspected fentanyl
  • Possession of suspected cocaine
  • Possession of suspected methamphetamine
  • Possession of a prohibited device
  • Carry conceal weapon (two counts)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts)
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (two counts)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (three counts)
  • Firearm or weapon possession contrary to Prohibition Order (four counts)

The male was held for a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Drugs and Firearms Unit is committed to the safety of all citizens through proactive initiatives. Members of the community are reminded that they can report suspicious activity anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com. 

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Waterloo Regional Police Service
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