Loaded gun and ammunition found during traffic stop in Mississauga: Police


Published January 22, 2022 at 1:28 pm

Police have made an arrest following a recent traffic stop in Mississauga.

Around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, officers were patrolling and decided to stop a vehicle in the area of of Elia Avenue and Acorn Place.

“As a result of their investigation, officers located a loaded Glock 27 firearm and ammunition,” said Peel police.

29 year old Toronto man Leroy Brown was arrested and charged with:

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition (2 counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number
  • Disobey Stop Sign – Fail to Stop
  • Drive Under Suspension

“The prevalence of illegal firearms and drugs amidst daily interactions poses a risk to public safety which we will not accept in Peel,” said Peel police chief Nishan Duraiappah.

Brown was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Friday, Jan. 21.

Photo courtesy of Peel police

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