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Four people charged in firearm/drug investigation,
The Queensway and Windermere Avenue area,
Firearm recovered



Broadcast time: 13:40
Sunday, July 29, 2018

22 Division
416-808-2200

Case #: 2018-1376770


On Friday, July 27, 2018, at 9:45 p.m., members of the Toronto Police Service 22 Division Major Crime and Community Response Units were patrolling the area of The Queensway and Windermere Avenue as part on an ongoing property and drug investigation.

It is alleged that:

- officers observed and followed a vehicle in an attempt to identify the occupants

- officers observed a drug transaction between the occupants of the vehicle and a man on the sidewalk

- officers continued to follow the vehicle to a nearby gas station

- the vehicle occupants were immediately engaged in another drug transaction

- plainclothes officers stopped the car from leaving and arrested all the occupants in the vehicle

It is further alleged that:

- in the process of the arrest a loaded .32 calibre, Court 9 Coupe “Unique” 765mm handgun with nine rounds in the magazine, and one in the chamber with the hammer cocked, and the safety off ready to fire, fell from one of the parties.

- a quantity of marijuana and crack cocaine was also located

Three adults and one young offender were arrested.

Dustin Maxwell, 25, of Toronto was arrested and is charged with:

1) Possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a license and registration certificate
2) Possess prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device knowing no authority
3) Careless use, storage, handling of a firearm
4) Careless use, storage, handling of ammunition
5) Possess loaded regulated firearm
6) Possess a firearm obtained by crime
7) Possess a firearm with altered serial number
8) Occupy motor vehicle with a firearm
9) Possess Schedule I Substance for Trafficking
10) Unlawfully Possess Schedule I Substance
11) Possess Proceeds of Property or Crime not Exceeding $5000


Ricardo Rhule , 27, of Toronto was arrested and is charged with:

1) Possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a license and registration certificate
2) Possess prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device knowing no authority
3) Careless use, storage, handling of a firearm
4) Careless use, storage, handling of ammunition
5) Possess loaded regulated firearm
6) Possess a firearm obtained by crime
7) Possess a firearm with altered serial number
8) Occupy motor vehicle with a firearm
9) Possess Schedule I Substance for Trafficking
10) Unlawfully Possess Schedule I Substance
11) Possess Proceeds of Property or Crime not Exceeding $5000

Leonilia Afrane, 27, of Toronto was arrested and is charged with:

1) Possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a license and registration certificate
2) Possess prohibited or restricted weapon or prohibited device knowing no authority
3) Careless use, storage, handling of a firearm
4) Careless use, storage, handling of ammunition
5) Possess loaded regulated firearm
6) Possess a firearm obtained by crime
7) Possess a firearm with altered serial number
8) Occupy motor vehicle with a firearm
9) Possess Schedule I Substance for Trafficking
10) Unlawfully Possess Schedule I Substance
11) Possess Proceeds of Property or Crime not Exceeding $5000


A young offender, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with:

1) Two counts of Fail to comply with probation

All parties appeared in Old City Hall Court Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. room 101.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rob Lemaitre, 22 Division




Four people charged in firearm/drug investigation,
The Queensway and Windermere Avenue area,
Firearm recovered



Alleged Firearm recovered,
Above: Alleged Firearm recovered,