Traffic stop in Brampton ends with firearm charges for Vaughan man

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Published January 24, 2022 at 1:44 pm

Police in Brampton have laid half a dozen firearms charges against a man from Vaughan after a traffic stop on the weekend.

On Sunday (Jan. 23) around 12:00 a.m., police say officers from the Peel Regional Police Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Program (STEP) were investigating a vehicle in the area of Harper Road and Abbey Road in Brampton.


Police say officers seized a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun and an extended magazine containing 15 rounds of ammunition during the investigation.

The handgun was reportedly loaded had an altered serial number.

Kamau Edwards, 38, of Vaughan was arrested and charged with:

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm.
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was Firearm.
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon.
  • Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number.
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized.

Edwards was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Jan. 23.

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