Loaded gun found during Port Perry traffic stop

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Published June 24, 2022 at 10:51 am

A 19-year-old man faces numerous charges after police seized a handgun during a traffic stop in Port Perry Thursday night.

On Thursday, June 24 an officer with Durham Police’s North Division conducted a traffic stop near Simcoe Street and Greenway Boulevard. Investigation revealed that the lone occupant of the vehicle was in contravention of the Cannabis Act. As that investigation continued officers located a loaded a firearm.

Lemount Bailey-Benjamin of Oshawa faces numerous firearm and other related charges, including possess loaded restricted/prohibited firearm; occupy motor vehicle with firearm and possess restricted/prohibited firearm no licence or registration certificate.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone who may have information about this incident can contact the Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.

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