Suspended Pickering driver faces drug and gun charges following traffic stop

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Published January 12, 2023 at 1:16 pm

A suspended driver from Pickering face more than a dozen charged charges after police say they found cannabis and a gun when they pulled him over.

According to Durham Regional Police, officers pulled the man over around 8:30 p.m. on January 11. He was driving through the Brock Rd. and Usman Rd. area. The intersection is home to the Pickering Islamic Centre, just north of Kingston Rd.

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On closer inspection, police learned the man had a suspended licence. They claim they also found cannabis readily available in the car. Knowing this, the officers searched the car even closer and discovered a loaded pistol.

The cops seized the gun and arrested the driver. As a result, Shomari Edwards, 24 of Pickering, has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, tampering with a serial number and obstructing a peace officer, among several others. He remains in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information can call police 1-888-579-1520 ext. 3878 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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