Toronto police arrest three men in Firearm and Drug Investgation

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CMEDIA: Toronto police have reportedly seized a quantity of narcotics and arrested three suspects following community complaints about drug use and drug trafficking in one North York neighbourhood.

Police said in a news release issued Sunday that officers from 31 Division attended the area of Jane Street and Wilson Avenue to investigate those complaints.

During a foot patrol of the area officers discovered three males in a garage unit that did not belong to them, said the police.

The police added that they located a loaded firearm identified by the investigators as a Smith and Wesson 9mm with 13 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition,  where the men were sitting.

Two of the men were arrested without incident at the scene, while the third suspect who ran from officers was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

Police said officers executed search warrants at an undisclosed number of addresses in the area of Chalkfarm Drive and Jane Street in connection with the arrests, which allegedly yielded the seizure of nearly 300 grams of fentanyl, 266 grams of cocaine and 117 grams of methamphetamine, among other drugs.

The police sai that they were also able to seize an undisclosed quantity of cash.

Police identified the three suspects as Toronto residents Romaro Rolando Thompson, 23, Romario Orlando Thompson, 23, and Kody Mariam, 21, who are facing more than 12 charges each, including multiple counts of possessing a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking.

All three suspects appeared in a Toronto courtroom on Saturday for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about the investigation are being asked by the police to contact them.