Guns, Drugs Off the Streets; Two Face 43 Charges

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 2:01 p.m. October 4, 2017
Updated: 11:57 a.m. October 10, 2017

Quick action by Toronto Police has led to the seizure of four loaded firearms and a significant amount of drugs and cash.

Smith & Wesson model handgun; an ammunition magazine; a loose bullet
Firearm seized in investigation

Officers from 12 Division Neighbourhood Enforcement team and the Community Response Unit started an investigation into a man allegedly engaged in cocaine and heroin distribution.

As a result, search warrants were executed on a residence associated with the man.

On September 27, at 3:56 pm, officers arrested the suspect in a vehicle in the vicinity of Keele St. and Sheppard Ave. W.

It’s alleged that he had a large quantity of cocaine and heroin in his possession.

Another warrant executed at a residence in the same area led to the arrest of another man.

Police allegedly seized 1.89 kilos of cocaine, 104.29 grams of heroin, 15.82 grams of fentanyl, four loaded firearms, a ballistic bullet-proof vest, over 200 rounds of ammunition and over $53,000 in cash.

The weapons were two semi-automatic 40-calibre Smith and Wesson guns, a semi-automatic Taurus 9mm and a Beretta 765 semi-automatic handgun.

Mark Anthony Brown, 33, and Troy Campbell, 34, both of Toronto, are facing 43 drug- and firearm-related charges.

They made a court appearance on September 28.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A blue ballistic vest, three magazines with bullets and a plastic clear bag with loose bullets
Ballistic vest and ammunition found by police
Bundles of Canadian Dollar notes in 20, 50 and 100 denomination
Cash seized by investigators
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