Over $33,000 in drugs along with cash and a gun found in a car in Mississauga


Published April 21, 2024 at 12:28 pm

Two suspects arrested following traffic stop in Mississauga, drugs, cash, and gun seized.

Two people have been charged with multiple criminal offences after a traffic stop in Mississauga earlier this month led to the recovery and seizure of firearms, drugs, and cash.

On Saturday, (April 6) Peel Regional Police say a traffic stop on a Honda Civic was initiated near Millcreek Drive. However, before any investigations, the driver of the vehicle sped away from the police.

Nearly six days after the initial incident, on Friday, April 12, police ran a search warrant on the Honda Civic that the driver had previously fled in.

Investigators reportedly seized several items, including a loaded firearm with an obliterated serial number, a loaded overcapacity magazine, approximately 88.5 grams of cocaine, 88 grams of fentanyl, and 33 grams of crack with an estimated street value exceeding $33,000. Additionally, around $8,400 in Canadian currency was also found.

The discovery of these items led to the arrest of two suspects by officers from the Community Incident Response Team (CIRT).

Kashore Panton, a 20-year-old man from Mississauga faces multiple charges including two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, and flight from a Peace Officer.

Keshauna Thorne, a 20-year-old woman from Mississauga, faces similar charges, including knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, tampering with a serial number of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm and trafficking in opioids.

Both suspects were held for bail hearings and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Police have not released images of the accused at this time.

Anyone with information about this matter can contact the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-3311, extension 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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