Police arrest ‘dangerous’ Oakville man on run, lay numerous drug, firearms charges


Published March 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm

The Halton Regional Police Service's 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau has laid several charges after the arrest of a suspect who was unlawfully at large. HRPS PHOTOS

Halton Regional Police say a “dangerous” repeat offender has been taken off the streets in Oakville and once again put behind bars.

A collaborative effort between the Ontario Provincial Police Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad and Halton police agencies has led to the arrest and numerous drug and firearm charges for a 26-year-old Oakville man.

Last Thursday (March 9), members of the OPP’s ROPE squad went to a home in the area of Dundas St. W. and Sixth Line and arrested the suspect who as unlawfully at large as a result of parole violations.

A Criminal Code search warrant and Controlled Drug and Substances Act warrant were executed at the residence by members of the HRPS’ 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau  and the following items (pictured below) were seized:

  • A half-kilogram of cocaine
  • Prepackaged cocaine (approximately 3 ounces)
  • Cutting agent
  • Multiple scales
  • Approximately $40,000 in bundled Canadian currency
  • 12 rounds of hollow point ammunition
  • Loaded Glock 19 – 9mm handgun
  • 2 over-capacity extended magazines (30 round and 15 round)
  • Multiple cellular phones

Mohammad Hassani, 26, of Oakville has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device (2 counts)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1

Hassani was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers  at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through their website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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