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Arrest made in firearm and drug investigation,
Three men facing multiple charges,
Loaded Semi-automatic handgun recovered,
Large quantity of Fentanyl seized



Broadcast time: 09:15
Friday, November 29, 2019

31 Division
416-808-3100

Case #: 2019-2286056


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

It is alleged that:

- Officers from the West Command Gun Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) commenced an investigation into a man believed to be armed with a handgun

- On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, further investigation led officers from the Toronto Police Mobile Surveillance Service, GVSU and the Gun and Gang Task Force to an address in the City of Barrie

- outside of the address, a man and two accomplices were located inside of a vehicle. All three men were arrested without incident.

- a search of the vehicle yielded a loaded 40 calibre Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun and a large quantity of Fentanyl

- a further amount of Fentanyl was located on one of the accused during a search at the station and was seized accordingly

Tevin Francis, 23, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Firearm
3) Possess Loaded Firearm
4) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
5)Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate
6) Two counts of Possess Firearm while Prohibited Ba
7) Two counts of Possess Ammunition while Prohibited
9) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
10) Two counts of Possession of Scheduled I Substance for Purpose of Trafficking CDSA

Jaivon Skyers, 23, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Firearm
3) Possess Loaded Firearm
4) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
5) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate
6) Possess Firearm while Prohibited
7) Possess Ammunition while Prohibited
9) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime
10) Two counts of Possession of Scheduled I Substance for Purpose of Trafficking CDSA

Abhinav Gaur, 25, of Barrie, has been charged with:

1) Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
2) Careless Storage of Firearm
3) Possess Loaded Firearm
4) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without holding a licence and registration certificate
5) Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not holding a licence and registration certificate
6) Possess Firearm Obtained by Crime

All three men were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Old City Hall, 10:00 a.m.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jason Taylor, West Gun violence Suppression Unit




Arrest made in firearm and drug investigation,
Three men facing multiple charges,
Loaded Semi-automatic handgun recovered,
Large quantity of Fentanyl seized



Firearm allegedly seized in arrest
Above: Firearm allegedly seized in arrest