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Drug And Weapons Charges Laid After Police Stop Cyclist In Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH-A 23-year-old Peterborough man is facing weapons, drugs and traffic charges after an incident late Sunday evening.

An officer on general patrol noticed a cyclist allegedly operating unsafely in the area of McDonnel Street and Bethune Street just before midnight on September 24. When the officer activated their emergency lights the cyclist refused to stop according to police. Officers continued to order the cyclist to stop as they followed him with their emergency lights onto the intersection of Stewart Street and Bethune where he was arrested and taken into custody. Once in custody, officers say they searched the suspect and found the following:

  • A loaded handgun
  • 61.8 grams of cocaine
  • 14.4 grams of fentanyl
  • Over $2300 in Canadian Currency

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged with:

  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 – in Canada
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking- Other Drugs

Highway Traffic Act

  • Cyclist – fail to stop
  • Cyclist – ride in a crosswalk
  • Improper bicycle lighting
  • Fail to wear proper helmet on bicycle

The accused is being held in custody and will appear in court today, September 25, 2023.

 

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