Pickering drug bust nets drugs, loaded handgun

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Published July 8, 2021 at 7:07 pm

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A Pickering man is facing weapons and drug charges following a drug trafficking investigation by Durham Police.

Members from the Gun and Gang Unit, with the assistance of the Tactical Support Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence on Pickering Parkway today. During the search, officers seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, cocaine and fentanyl worth an estimated $110,000 and $10,000 in cash.

Mario Malcom, 32 of Pickering Parkway, in Pickering, is facing numerous charges including: Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5,000; Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm No Licence or Registration; Possession of a Loaded Prohibited/Restricted Firearm; Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order x3; Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence or Registration and Possession of Schedule I for Purpose of Trafficking x2 (cocaine and fentanyl).

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.

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