Checkstop leads to heroin and handgun charges for 3 from Brampton and Caledon

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Published June 25, 2024 at 1:44 pm

Checkstop leads to heroin and handgun charges for 3 from Brampton and Caledon

Over a dozen combined charges have been laid against a trio from Brampton and Caledon after police say they found heroin and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop.

The OPP says officers were working a RIDE checkstop on Friday in Caledon near Innis Lake Road and Healey Road when a vehicle with three occupants came through the checkpoint.

An investigation led police to search the vehicle where officers say a loaded handgun was found.

All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested and hit with over a dozen combined charges including knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited device or ammunition, and unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

The driver was also charged with possession of a schedule 1 substance – heroin, and drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, among other offences.

Akashdeep Singh, 24, of Brampton has been charged with eight offences including possession of a schedule 1 substance – heroin, careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, and breach of firearms regulations – transport firearm or restricted weapon.

Maminder Singh, 25, of Brampton, and Navsagar Singh, 23, of Caledon, were both charged with careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm, occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm, breach of firearms regulations – transport firearm or restricted weapon, and possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.

All three accused were held for a Bail Hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips may also be provided to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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