Gun, drugs seized from West end residence
Ottawa police have arrested five people and seized a handgun and crack cocaine from a residence in the city’s West end.
On Jan. 23, the Ottawa Police Drug Unit along with the Tactical Team executed a warrant in the 2600 block of Draper Ave.
It came after a week-long investigation into drug trafficking out of a residence involving people known to the Guns and Gangs Unit.
Five people were arrested and several items seized, including: a 9 mm handgun with 10 rounds of ammunition; 45.6 grams of crack cocaine valued at $9,120; 4 grams of cocaine valued at $400; 10.5 grams of Cannabis marijuana valued at $105, and nearly $4,000.
Police arrested 26-year-old Haider Affat, 18-year-old Grace M’Pemo, 31-year-old Richard Wallace, 46-year-old James Gerrior, and 45-year-old Margaret Gerrior, all from Ottawa.
They are charged jointly with eight charges, including possession for the purpose of trafficking crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm obtained by crime.
All of the arrested except for Margaret Gerrior face additional charges.
James Gerrior and Margaret Gerrior are scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.
Richard Wallace is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 29.
Haider Affat and Grace M'Pemo are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 2nd.