A search for a missing person turned up drugs and a firearm for Greater Sudbury Police on Dec. 5.
That morning at around 11 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment building on Bruce Avenue for a missing persons investigation. While they were there, GSPS said a resident of the area approached them and told the officers someone had thrown a bag from the balcony of a nearby apartment and nearly struck someone walking by.
“Officers located the bag and when they opened it, they found a loaded handgun and a quantity of drugs,” GSPS said in a news release.
Officers set up containment in the area and the Emergency Response Unit was dispatched.
“Detectives from the Major Crime Section of our Criminal Investigation Division applied for a search warrant of the apartment unit where the bag had been thrown from,” police report.
Around 2:50 p.m. and while officers were still awaiting the search warrant, GSPS said a woman exited the apartment unit and surrendered to police without incident.
Just before 7:45 p.m. the warrant was approved, GSPS said, and officers with the ERU entered the apartment to confirm no one else was inside.
“Detectives executed the search warrant, locating drug packaging materials and a small quantity of what is believed to be Fentanyl,” police report.
The bag that had been tossed was searched as well, with police reporting it contained more than 81 grams of Fentanyl, a loaded handgun and an iPad.
The 27-year-old woman arrested at the scene has been charged with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/ammunition
- Tampering with the Serial Number of a Firearm
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
She was held in police custody overnight in order to attend bail court on Dec. 6.