Police arrest ‘dangerous’ Oakville man on run, lay numerous drug, firearms charges
Published March 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm
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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