Loaded handgun, drugs located during routine traffic stop in Peterborough: Police

Two 20-year-old GTA men are facing numerous charges after officers located a loaded handgun during a routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

Just after 1:00am on January 11, 2023, an officer on general patrol in the London Street and Water Street area noticed a vehicle being driven without any lights on and failing to signal a turn. The officer conducted a routine traffic stop.  During the stop, officers noticed that there were drugs in plain sight in the vehicle and the driver and passenger were taken into custody.  When officers searched the vehicle, they also found

  • Loaded handgun
  • Cocaine – 12 grams
  • Oxycodone pills – 24+
  • Marijuana – 63 grams
  • Quantity of Canadian currency – Less than $5000
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Cell phones

As a result of the investigation:

A 20-year-old North York man and a 20-year-old Toronto man were arrested and charged with:

  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited or restricted weapon
  • Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

The 20-year-old North York man was further charged with several Highway Traffic Act offences:

  • Drive – hand held communication device
  • Drive without proper headlights – motor vehicle
  • Fail to signal for turn
  • Improper left turn
  • Driver fail to surrender licence
  • Fail to have insurance card
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

Both accused were held in custody and will appear in court today, January 11, 2023.

Austin Brettell

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