Guns, drugs seized in Brantford

  • Five charged after raid on Hardy Road house

BRANTFORD — Brantford Police Service has charged four males and one female with numerous firearm and drug related charges after an investigation on Hardy Road.

On August 21, 2018 just after 1:00 a.m. the Brantford Police Service entered into an investigation at a residence on Hardy Road. During the investigation Community Patrol Officers observed firearms, ammunition and various forms of controlled substances inside the residence. On Wednesday August 22, 2018 the BPS – Street Crime Unit executed a Search Warrant at the residence. Located within the residence was: 1 Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum handgun (reported stolen), 1 Colt 1908 handgun, Sawed off Ruger 10/22 rifle (reported stolen), 1 Orion 12 gauge flare guns modified to fire .22 cal. Ammunition, 1 Dan Wesson .177 cal. Revolver style BB gun, 143.94 grams of cocaine with a street value of $14,355, 8.91 grams of marijuana with a street value of $22, 34 cultivated cannabis plants in various stages of growth with a street value of $34,000.

Also recovered was approximately $5000.00 cash, electronic scales, a currency counter, a coin counter and a large quantity of packaging material.

The estimated street value of drugs seized within the Hardy Road property was worth over $48,000.00.

As a result of the investigation, four males and one female have been arrested and charged.

Craig Allen Bjerkseth, 23 years old from Brantford faces 30 firearms and drug trafficking charges. Tyler Brandon Cameron, 25 year old from Brantford faces 31 charges including weapons, drug trafficking and breach of probation.

Derek Thomas Conway, 31 years old from Brantford has been issued 30 charges on weapons and drug trafficking.

Two people from Ohsweken are also facing charges. Joseph Chauncey Williams, 26, faces 31 charges of weapons, drug trafficking and breach of an undertaking. Orenda Love Powless, 20 years old from Ohsweken is also facing 30 charges of weapons and drug trafficking.

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