Traffic stop leads to weapon and drug charges against Mississauga man

Published May 29, 2023 at 1:52 pm

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A Mississauga man is facing a list of weapon, drug and other charges after police in Orangeville made a traffic stop in the early morning hours today (May 29).

Dufferin OPP say an officer conducting speed enforcement pulled over a vehicle on Fourth Ave. in Orangeville just after 1 a.m.

Subsequent investigation by the police officer led to the discovery of drugs and weapons.

Peter Francis-Simms, 30, of Mississauga, is charged with: two counts unauthorized possession of a weapon; possession of substance for the purpose of trafficking (opioid); possession of substance for the purpose of trafficking; have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available; driving while under suspension; two counts failure to comply with release order; and failure to comply with prohibition order.

He’s scheduled to appear in Ontario Court in Orangeville at a yet-to-be-determined date in June.

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