$3.5M in drugs, loaded gun found in Mississauga home; man faces numerous charges


Published July 4, 2024 at 10:42 am

Drugs and guns charges in Mississauga July 4 2024.

A Mississauga man faces numerous weapons and drug charges after police received a tip that led them to an armed suspect and $3.5 million in cocaine and meth at a home in the city’s east end.

Peel Regional Police said in a news release on Thursday they received information on May 31 just before 3 p.m. that indicated a person with a gun was in the area of Ponytrail Drive and Fieldgate Drive, east of Dixie Road and north of Bloor Street.

Responding officers quickly took a man into custody and a search warrant was subsequently executed at a Mississauga home, police said.

As a result of the investigation, police said they recovered 117 kilograms of cocaine and four kilograms of methamphetamines with a total estimated street value of $3.5 million, an unspecified amount of Canadian cash, a loaded .45-calibre Glock handgun and nine rounds of ammunition.

Rashid Al-Hasan, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

  • point firearm
  • disguise with intent
  • carry concealed weapon
  • utter threat to cause death or bodily harm
  • unauthorized possession of firearm
  • occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon
  • knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking (two counts)

He was held for a bail hearing and made a first appearance in Brampton court.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121, ext. 3515, or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Handgun and ammunition seized by police. (All photos: Peel Regional Police)

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