Traffic stop leads to drug and gun charges for duo from Mississauga and Brampton

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Published November 25, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Police say this handgun was recovered by officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment during a traffic stop on Nov. 24, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Ontario Provincial Police)

Two men from Mississauga and Brampton have been charged after police say they found drugs and a handgun during a traffic stop north of Barrie.

On Thursday afternoon, police say officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment were called to a residence on Boblyn Rd. in the Township of Tiny, about 40 kilometres north of Barrie.

Police say a vehicle left the property shortly after officered arrived on scene.

An officer reportedly stopped the car and spoke with the driver. That’s when police say the officer observed” evidence of drug use” and discovered that the driver had a suspended drivers license.

Police say they searched the vehicle and found a large bag of cannabis and what officers believed to be oxycodone and cocaine.

Officers also say they found handgun and ammunition in the car.

The occupants were arrested, and police have laid more than 20 charges against the two men.

Marlon Forrest, 26, of Mississauga and Gabriel Wright, 30, of Brampton have been charged with:

  • Possession or Property Obtained by Crime
  • 2 counts – Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • 2 counts – Carry Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition in a Careless Manner
  • 2 counts – Breach of Firearms Regulations – transport and storage
  • Possession of Ammunition for a Dangerous Purpose
  • 2 counts – Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammo
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Opioid
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Cocaine
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

Police say Forrest also faces two counts of failure to comply with a court order.

Both men were held for a bail hearing on Friday.

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