Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Traffic stop on the 401 leads to stunt driving, weapons & drug charges

Chatham-Kent OPP officials allege: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Chatham-Kent Detachment has charged a 20-year-old individual with multiple offences following a traffic stop for stunt driving on Highway 401, Chatham-Kent.

On February 22, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle travelling at high rate of speed.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a firearm, ammunition and a quantity of drugs.

OPP has charged 20-year-old Caledon man with:

– Race a motor vehicle – Stunt – Highway Traffic Act (H.T.A.)

– Carrying Concealed Weapon – Criminal Code of Canada (C.C.)

– Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm – C.C.

– Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was firearm-C.C.

– Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime-C.C.

– Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm-C.C.

– Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose-C.C.

– Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner-C.C.

– Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm-C.C.

– Unauthorized possession of Weapon-C.C.

– Fail to comply with conditions of release order -C.C. (3 counts)

– Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine- Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA)

– Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine- CDSA

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing in Ontario Court of Justice, Chatham-Kent.

Anyone with information regarding this matter or any other offence is being urged to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Chatham-Kent detachment at (519) 352-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 – 8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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