Hamilton man found with pistol and drugs during traffic stop in Mississauga

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Published October 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Police say they recovered this loaded M&P 9mm handgun during a traffic stop in Mississauga on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Officers also reportedly found cocaine, fentanyl promethazine.

Police have laid eight firearm and drug-related charges against a Hamilton man after finding a loaded gun, cocaine and other drugs during a traffic stop in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police say officers were making an early morning traffic stop on Sunday in the area of Hurontario St. and Dundas St. in Mississauga.

While searching the vehicle officers located an undisclosed quantity of cocaine, fentanyl and promethazine, which is a prescription antihistamine used for the treatment of allergic conditions, nausea, vomiting and motion sickness.

Officers also recovered a loaded 9mm M&P handgun inside the vehicle.

Ameer Azimulla, 22, of Hamilton, has been charged with eight offences including:

  • Three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Court Order
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Police say Azimulla appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Monday.

According to Drugbank.com, promethazine is an antihistamine used for the treatment of allergic conditions, nausea, vomiting and motion sickness.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Peel Regional Police at 905-453-2121 ext. 3515. You can also contact Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

 

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