Man on 10-year gun ban charged after loaded handgun found in Brampton: police
Published February 12, 2024 at 8:04 am
Investigators say a Mississauga man already on a decade-long gun ban has been caught with a loaded handgun in Brampton.
The search happened on Sunday when Peel Regional Police say officers raided a residence in Brampton.
Investigators found a loaded handgun during the search along with ammunition, police say.
Two people were arrested and charged with multiple offences.
Chessen Johnston, 28, of Mississauga has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm. fail to comply with release order and possession of a firearm contrary to order.
Shaqayeq Mezbani, 24, of Brampton have both been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm.
Police say Johnston was already on a 10-year firearms prohibition order issued in 2019 and was “out on bail” for robbery with a firearm in 2023.
Both of the accused were held for a special bail hearing.
Johnston is known to police in multiple Ontario jurisdictions and has previously faced charges in Niagara and Halton.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators (905) -53-2121 ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising