Reginald WALKER 37 years old was arrested by investigators for possession for the purpose of trafficking marihuana. A short time later, his wife Shirlene RUSSELL 29 years old was arrested in a vehicle in Brampton that had been stopped by police. A loaded .45 calibre semi-automatic handgun, along with ammunition and drugs were located in her possession. Her two children, aged 6 months and 18 months were also in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Several search warrants were later executed at locations in Brampton that resulted in the seizure of more drugs, drug paraphernalia, and cash. In total, 2.5 pounds of marihuana was confiscated.
WALKER and RUSSELL, both of Brampton, have been charged with over 20 drug and firearm related charges. They have been held in custody pending a Special Bail Hearing for Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.
The Peel Regional Police Street Crime Gang Unit has a Twitter account, where investigators and the public can interact. Their Twitter account is @PeelGunsandGang
Anyone with information related to illegal firearms can contact the Street Crime Gang Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 7704 or by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or through their website, www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.