Police seize drugs, ammunition during home search

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Brantford police say two men have been charged after ammunition and $24,500 worth of illicit drugs were seized during a search of a west Brantford home.

The search was conducted last Friday by the Toronto police guns and gangs unit with the support of Brantford police emergency response team, canine unit, the guns task force and street crime unit.

Police said they seized $8,200 of fentany, $7,500 of heroin, $5,200 of methamphetamine and $3,600 of cocaine.

More than 2,000 rounds of ammunition and four prohibited devices – extended ammunition magazines – also were found in the home, police said in a statement Tuesday. Extended ammunition magazines enable firearms to hold additional rounds.

Brantford police said the Toronto guns and gangs unit was involved in a firearms investigation, which resulted in the execution of search warrants in both Toronto and Brantford.

During the search of the Brantford home, a nearby school was temporarily placed on lockdown as a precaution. The search was executed without incident, police said.

A 23-year-old Brantford man is charged with four counts each of possession for the purposes of trafficking and possession of a prohibited device. He also is charged failing to comply with a recognizance.

A 32-year-old Toronto man is charged with six counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking, four counts of possession of a prohibited device, two counts of possession of ammunition when prohibited and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Brantford police at 519-756-0113 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477.

The Friday arrests capped a violent week in Brantford, which included two home-invasion style break-ins and two shootings, including one connected to an early Friday morning dispute on a downtown street.

On Oct. 7, police were called to Sarah Street home after three men broke in and assaulted one of the four people at home at the time. The victim received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

Shots were fired by the suspects as they fled the area. Police later found a handgun and a replica handgun.

Police arrested two men – one from Brampton and the other from Mississauga – and are looking for a third male suspect.

On Oct. 8, police charged three men with numerous offences following a home invasion on Colborne Street. Police were called at about 6:30 p.m. after three people broke into a home and threatened three occupants. One suspect claimed to be armed but no firearm was seen, police said.

Then, at about 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 11,  two men got into a dispute on Colborne Street, near Bain Street. A third person got involved and shot a 25-year-old man, who was treated at the scene and then taken to Brantford General Hospital .

Officers found a four-door grey or silver Mercedes carrying the suspects but called off a pursuit when the vehicle hit a police cruiser. The suspects were last seen heading eastbound on Highway 403.

Police identified one suspect as Andrew Steven Kreko, 30, of Brantford. He is white, five-foot-11 and weighs 225 pounds. He has short brown hair and brown eyes.

The second suspect is Asian, 25 to 30 years old, with a medium build. He has long black hair that’s short on the side and wearing all-black clothing, including a black leather jacket.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous and shouldn’t be approached, police said.

Anyone who sees the suspects should immediately call 911.

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