Two Suspects Arrested and Seized a Loaded Firearm and Drugs

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Officers have arrested two suspects after seizing a loaded firearm and drugs following an investigation in Whitby.

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, members of the DRPS Gun and Gang Unit concluded a firearm and drug trafficking investigation. On this date, investigators made two arrests and executed search warrants at two residences, one in Whitby and the other in Toronto.

As a result of the investigation, police seized fentanyl, cocaine, Canadian currency and a loaded handgun. Street value of seized drugs and cash is approximately $24,000

Kacy HIBBERT, age 44, of Invergordon Avenue in Toronto, has been charged with: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 2 (cocaine, fentanyl), Possession Contrary to Order; Possession of a Loaded Restricted/Prohibited Firearm; Possess Loaded Restricted/Prohibited Firearm Not Holding Licence and Unlicensed Person Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon. He was held for a bail hearing.

Melissa HERN, age 51, of Main Street in Clarington, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking(cocaine). She was released on an Undertaking.

A picture of the firearm is attached and can be viewed at www.drps.ca under Newsroom.

Anyone who may have information in regards to this incident can contact the Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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