Drugs and gun seized at traffic stop, Brampton woman charged

Published December 28, 2022 at 8:40 am

A traffic stop near Sudbury has a Brampton woman and two others facing drug trafficking and firearms charges.

Last Wednesday (Dec. 21), the Nipissing West OPP say officers pulled over a vehicle on Front Street in West Nipissing, approximately 90 kilometres east of Sudbury.

Police say they searched the vehicle and found a loaded firearm, and what officers believed to be cocaine with an estimated street value over $12,000.

Three people were arrested, and police charged three people with firearms and drug offences.

Ashley Carter, 33, of Brampton, Iesha Burke, 31, of Ottawa and Tasha Debassige have been charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited or restricted weapon
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

All of the accused were held for bail court and were scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Dec. 22. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

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