Pickering man charged after cocaine, loaded handgun found in traffic stop

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Published April 14, 2022 at 10:44 am

A Pickering man is up against a variety of criminal charges after police claim they found a stash of cocaine, trafficking equipment and a loaded pistol during a traffic stop.

The man was pulled over on Hwy 115 near Peterborough around 3:15 p.m. April 13 for speeding. Once stopped, police searched the vehicle and found 65 grams of cocaine, scale, cell phones, Canadian and American cash, the pistol and an unspecified amount of cannabis.

Dondre Hibbert, 25 of Pickering, is charged with a battery of offenses;

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking-cocaine
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was firearm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Speeding
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
  • Class G1 licence holder-unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Breach of firearms regulation
  • Possession property obtained by crime-under $5,000

Hibbert has a bail hearing in a Peterborough courtroom scheduled for April 14.

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