Oshawa man charged with drug and firearm offences in Mississauga


Published May 28, 2023 at 10:13 am

An Oshawa man has been charged with firearm offences after his vehicle was stopped in Mississauga and searched by police under the Cannabis Control Act — where a handgun was recovered and seized during the investigation.

On Saturday (May. 27) shortly after 1 a.m., Peel Regional Police (PRP) stopped a vehicle in the area of Anson Dr/ Torbram Rd in Mississauga.

Police say the driver was investigated under the Cannabis Control Act which resulted in the seizure of a semi-automatic Glock handgun.

Rodrico Vassell, 22, is charged with drug and several firearm-related offences including the possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm and driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 extension 1233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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