Handgun hidden under passenger seat leads to charges for Brampton driver

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Published February 20, 2024 at 1:42 pm

The Mississauga OPP says this handgun was found stashed in a Brampton driver's vehicle. (Photo: The OPP)

Charges are pending against a Brampton driver after police say they found a handgun with ammunition, cannabis and open liquor during a traffic stop.

The Mississauga OPP said on Saturday that officers were in the area of Highway 410 and Clark Boulevard in Brampton when they pulled over a 26-year-old driver from Brampton.

Officers say the driver was stopped after speeding past a police cruiser.

But while searching the vehicle, police say officers found an undisclosed amount of cannabis and open liquor inside the vehicle along with a loaded handgun.

Investigators say the firearm was stashed underneath the vehicle’s passenger seat.

Police say a 26-year-old driver from Brampton was arrested and faces multiple firearms charges and offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was held for bail, and police have not released any additional details including the identity of the accused.

Anyone with information on this or any other suspected illegal activity on Ontario roadways can contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122. You can also submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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