Brampton man charged with firearm offences after loaded gun found

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Published February 10, 2024 at 12:27 pm

A file photo of the loaded handgun found. Photo via Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police arrested and charged a Brampton man with multiple firearm-related offences following the discovery of a loaded gun during a search warrant.

On Friday (Feb. 9) investigators from the Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Policing Unit (STEP) searched a house in Brampton and found a loaded firearm with a loaded extended magazine.

Jaiden Bennett, 24, faces several charges including two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited device or ammunition and careless storage of a firearm.

Bennett was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Police have not provided an image of the accused or further details regarding the search, arrest and charges.

Anyone with information  is asked to contact investigators in the Specialized Enforcement Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3515. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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