Man from Vaughan charged after loaded handgun seized in Brampton: police


Published October 13, 2022 at 9:08 am

A man from Vaughan is facing firearms charges after police say they found a loaded handgun in Brampton last week.

Just after 11:00 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 7), Peel Regional Police say officers were investigating two men in a vehicle in the area of Queen St. East and June Ave. in Brampton.

Police say officers seized a loaded semi-automatic handgun and drug paraphernalia and one of the men was charged.

Joshwa Rampersaud, a 20-year-old man from Vaughan, has been charged with:

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of Unauthorized Firearm

The accused was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Saturday. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3515. You can also submit tips anonymously by contacting Peel CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting

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