A takedown by Peel police tactical unit leads to gun, weapon charges against two men

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Published December 17, 2020 at 3:36 pm

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Peel Police have laid several gun and drug charges against two men after a takedown of a vehicle by tactical officers along a city street.

Police say the Tactical Enforcement Policing Program (STEP) stopped a vehicle on December 11 in the area of Charolais Blvd. and McMurchy Ave. S. in Brampton.

As a result of the investigation, officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia, two .22 calibre firearms, one of which was loaded, along with a 9mm firearm, numerous rounds of ammunition and two silencers.

Jason Carra-Garcia, a 30-year-old man from Brampton, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm – 3 counts  
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm – 3 counts
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamines

Corey Mastromatteo, a 28-year-old man from Brampton, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm – 3 counts  
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm – 3 counts
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device – 2 counts
  • Obstruct Police
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamines

Both men were held for bail hearings.

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