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Two 20-Year-Old Men From GTA Facing Numerous Charges After Police Located Loaded Handgun During Traffic Stop

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

Police say 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 just after 1:00am on January 11, 2023. 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 according to police.  When officers searched the vehicle, they also allegedly 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.

Peterborough Police no longer release the names of those accused of criminal offences.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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