SIX NATIONS — Six Nations Police and the OPP continue the search of a home on Cayuga Road today, with charges pending for 4 others and a continued hunt for 49 year old Brett Elliott.
Police say they took control of the property at 2130 Cayuga Road at 5 p.m. Friday night on suspected drug and firearm warrants — as well as a second location at 3644 Sixth Line.
According to a statement from police a number of guns were seized from the Sixth Line property and police say they do believe Elliott was at that location before he fled.
OPP are assisting local police with the ongoing search of the Cayuga Road property — which they say will continue for a few days.
Police confirmed 4 others were removed from the property on Friday. Although they have not released the names of those persons or if they have been charged, they did confirm one of those removed was a 93 year old woman believed to be the homeowner Luella Elliott.
Members of the community were concerned for the wellbeing of the homeowner of the Cayuga Road location as her whereabouts were unknown before police entered the property.
According to eyewitnesses on Sunday’s anti-drug demonstrations outside the home, at least two children were seen on the premises. Police told members of the community at a briefing the Six Nations Ogwadeni:deo child protection services was alerted to the presence of children at that time and were on standby.
Police have not updated if those children have been located — but said they were suspected to be in the home prior to the raid.
In a statement released Saturday, Six Nations Police say Elliott has a number of outstanding arrest warrants and was armed while confronting a community group demonstrating outside his home. The group was calling the house a “known drug house” — and demanding police action to shut down drug trafficking there after a history of weapons activity and the discovery of dirty needles and a crack pipe on the neighbouring schoolyard of I.L. Thomas Elementary School.
Police said in a statement Saturday that “From the cooperation and information Six Nations Police are receiving from the community, the alleged illegal activity that Mr. Elliott and his family are involved in will no longer be tolerated.”
OPP and Six Nations Police are still actively seeking Brett Elgin Elliott, 49, and Luella Elliott-Doxtater, 22.
Anyone with information is is asked to contact the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestoppers-brant.ca.