Loaded guns, drugs and cash seized in traffic stop that also leads to search of Brampton home
Published June 21, 2023 at 4:47 pm
Three people are facing dozens of charges after a traffic stop in Vaughan led to the seizure of two loaded guns, a “large amount” of cash and drugs in addition to the search of a Brampton home.
York Regional Police say patrol officers pulled over a GMC truck last Friday night (June 16) at about 11:15 p.m. near Steeles Ave. W. and Pearce Rd. after spotting the vehicle being driven erratically as it left a parking lot and nearly hit several cars on the road.
The truck was stopped by police a short distance away in the area of Pine Valley Dr. and Hwy. 407.
Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of an amount of cannabis, open alcohol inside the truck, two loaded handguns with ammunition and a “large amount” of cash, police say.
The driver of the vehicle and two passengers were arrested and charged with numerous offences.
Investigators also subsequently searched homes in Brampton and Toronto, locating about a kilogram of cannabis resin.
Marijuana seized in traffic stop.
Members of the York police Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit laid nearly 50 charges in total in addition to the seized weapons, drugs and cash.
Tyler Burke, 32, of Bolton, Leon Burke, 33, of no fixed address, and Caitlin Cummings, 26, of Toronto, face a total of 49 charges that include possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution, possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000, possession of a loaded, prohibited or restricted firearm, and other firearm-related offences.
Tyler Burke, who faces 21 charges, is also charged with impaired operation of a vehicle and fail to comply with court order.
The police investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call York police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7772, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising