Rifle seized and Mississauga man faces several firearm charges


Published February 7, 2023 at 9:11 am

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A Mississauga man faces several charges after a rifle was seized in a search.

Police searched a home and a vehicle in Mississauga on Feb. 6, Peel Regional Police said in a press release.

The Peel Regional Police Specialized Enforcement Bureau Strategic Tactical Enforcement Policing Unit conducted the searches.

Police seized a Kodiak Defence WK180C rifle, ammunition and prohibited devices containing ammunition.

Troy Matthews, 36, from Mississauga, is charged with the following:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless storage
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of prohibited device or ammunition (two counts)
  • Possession of firearm (contrary to order)

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At the time of his arrest, Mathews had a lifetime weapons prohibition order after a violent home invasion and aggravated assault, police say.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact investigators with the Specialized Enforcement Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3504. Information may also be left anonymously through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or visit peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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