Loaded pistol and illicit cannabis found in Mississauga traffic stop


Published May 10, 2023 at 6:08 pm

A pistol and cannabis allegedly discovered in a Mississauga traffic stop has led to numerous charges for a man from the city.

The man was driving along North Service Rd. shortly after 10 p.m. on May 8 when Peel Regional officers on patrol in the area pulled him over for a traffic stop on suspicion of violating the Highway Traffic Act.  

Police did not specify where along the road, which runs along Queen Elizabeth Way from Hurontario St. to Dixie Rd., the man was pulled over. Likewise, they did not share what HTA violations the officers pulled him over for.

Police searched the car during their investigation and allegedly found a 9mm pistol loaded with a 27-round extended magazine and some drugs.

They have charged Tyler Nguyen, 24 of Mississauga with a variety of offenses including;

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupying car knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Two counts of possession of a prohibited device or ammunition while knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance
  • Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling

He will remain in custody until a bail hearing in Brampton.

Anyone with information regarding the case can call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 1233 or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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