Drug and firearm charges laid following Belleville drug bust

Items seized by the Belleville Police Service in a drug bust on April 30. – Submitted photo

The Belleville Police Service arrested two suspects and seized a handgun and a number of different drugs following the execution of two search warrants in the city’s east end.

A media release says that on April 30, members of Project Renewal, the Belleville Police Emergency Response Unit and K9 Team executed two Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrants in Belleville’s east end, resulting in the arrest two persons.
As a result of the investigation police seized:

  • Cocaine 118.3 grams
  • Methamphetamines 49.4 grams
  • Fentanyl 0.4 grams + Syringe
  • Fentanyl pills x 41
  • Tec 3 pills x 49
  • Vyvanse pills x 13
  • Dayvigo pills x 9
  • 9mm Handgun with magazine and ammunition
  • Pepper spray
  • $3,735 in Canadian currency

As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged two suspects. Charges have not been proven in court.

Brian Vining, 41 years-old, of Belleville was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) – Sec 5(2) CDSA.
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Fentanyl) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamines) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Codeine) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Vyvanse) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule IV substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Dayvigo) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Careless storage of Firearm – Sec 86(1) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm – Sec 91(1) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of Weapon (Pepper Spray) – Sec 91(2) CC
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition – Sec 95(1) CC
  • Possession of a firearm knowing the serial number had been tampered with – Sec 108(1)(b) CC.
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5000.00 – Sec 354(1)(a) CC
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order – Sec 117.01(1)

Vining was held for bail.

Breanna Lavecque 18 years-old of Belleville was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine) – Sec 5(2) CDSA.
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Fentanyl) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Methamphetamines) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Codeine) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule III substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Vyvanse) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Possession of a Schedule IV substance for the purpose of Trafficking (Dayvigo) – Sec 5(2) CDSA
  • Careless storage of Firearm – Sec 86(1) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm – Sec 91(1) CC
  • Unauthorized possession of Weapon (Pepper Spray) – Sec 91(2) CC
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition – Sec 95(1) CC
  • Possession of a firearm knowing the serial number had been tampered with – Sec 108(1)(b) CC.
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5000.00 – Sec 354(1)(a) CC

Lavecque was released on an Undertaking with a court date in June.

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