Brampton man found with handgun, drugs during St. Catharines traffic stop

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Published May 30, 2023 at 4:49 pm

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A Brampton man driving through St. Catharines with a licence plate that didn’t match his car got into even more hot water when Niagara Police pulled him over on May 27.

At 2:55 am, the police pulled him over on Church St. near Niagara St., when they realized the plates were not registered to the car he was driving.

It got worse quickly. Inside his car, the officers spotted “several packages of individually wrapped cannabis” inside the car. He was immediately arrested and while searching his car, they also found a fully loaded .38 caliber “snubnosed revolver” under the driver’s seat, as well as 142.9 grams of suspected cannabis, 45 grams of suspected cocaine, 8.5 grams of suspected fentanyl, and a 15-inch hunting knife.

Tyrese Amos-Ross Fisher, 19, of Brampton was charged with possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and three counts of illegal drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

He was held for a bail hearing on May 27 via video link to the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton and has since been in the custody of Ontario Correctional Services.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009870.

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