Pubdate: Fri, 30 Sep 2005
Source: Barrie Advance, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2005 Metroland Printing, Publishing and Distributing
Bookmark: (Cocaine)


While gun play in Toronto is quick to draw lots of media attention, Barrie 
isn't immune from this type of violence.

Over the past few months, there have been two drug-related shootings in 
Barrie. And last week, two plainsclothes cops were assaulted while trying 
to execute a bust. Local police officials have long connected guns with 
drugs, in particular crack cocaine. Crack is not an uncommon commodity in 
Barrie. Crack houses, where this drug is used and sold, are in city 

Local police say they plan on being proactive to contain gangs, guns, drugs 
and violence in Barrie. Let's hope the courts get just as serious, and 
start to hand down minimum sentences for crimes involving the use of a gun.
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