Orillia OPP Make An Arrest For Drugs And Weapons


The Orillia OPP have arrested and charged a Burford man for drug and weapons offences in the City of Orillia.

On October 29, 2021, Orillia uniform members entered into an investigation regarding a stolen vehicle on Millard Street.

Responding Officers stopped the vehicle to commence the vehicle. As a result of that stop the driver was searched incident to arrest where police located drugs, an imitation firearm, weapons, cash, and other indicators of trafficking.

As a result of the investigation police charged, 38 year old, James Donald Sears of Burford, Ontario with:

  • Three counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.
  • Three counts of Possession of a Schedule I Substance.
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
  • Possession of an Imitation Firearm.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime.
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition.
  • Two counts of Breach of Probation.
  • Two charges under the Cannabis Control Act.

The suspect was held for a bail hearing, remanded into custody.


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