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Three people arrested in drug and firearm investigation,
Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area,
Gun and drugs seized



Broadcast time: 13:31
Monday, August 27, 2018

31 Division
416-808-3100

Case #: 2018-1567215


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of three arrests in a firearm/drug investigation.

On Friday, August 24, 2018, at approximately 7:40 p.m., police were conducting high-visibility patrols in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area to combat recent gun violence that has been plaguing the northwest end of the city.

It is alleged that:

- officers were patrolling a parking garage

- three males were found smoking drugs in a car

- all three were arrested and found to be in possession of narcotics and a loaded firearm

Michael Jason Brown, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possess Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3) Possess Restricted Firearm Without License and Certificate
4) Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm
5) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
6) Possess Prohibited Device Over Capacity


A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possess Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3) Possess Restricted Firearm Without License and Certificate
4) Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm
5) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
6) Possess Prohibited Device Over Capacity
7) Possess Firearm While Prohibited
8) Possess Prohibited Device While Prohibited
9) Possess Ammunition While Prohibited
10) Fail to Comply With YCJA Sentence


A 15-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possess Narcotics for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possess Loaded Regulated Firearm
3) Possess Restricted Firearm Without License and Certificate
4) Occupy Motor Vehicle With a Firearm
5) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
6) Possess Prohibited Device Over Capacity
7) Unlawfully Possess Narcotics

All three were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, August 25, 2018, 10 a.m., room 101.

Under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, persons under 18 years of age cannot be named.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, 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.



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Dan Petrie, 31 Division




Three people arrested in drug and firearm investigation,
Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area,
Gun and drugs seized



Loaded 9mm Springfield Armoury XD9 allegedly seized
Above: Loaded 9mm Springfield Armoury XD9 allegedly seized




Three people arrested in drug and firearm investigation,
Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area,
Gun and drugs seized



Ammunition allegedly seized
Above: Ammunition allegedly seized




Three people arrested in drug and firearm investigation,
Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area,
Gun and drugs seized



Drugs allegedly seized
Above: Drugs allegedly seized