Two Mississauga men face rash of drug trafficking and gun charges in cottage country

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Published January 5, 2022 at 5:06 pm

One Mississauga man is facing numerous drug trafficking and firearms charges while a second is facing lesser related charges after police in cottage country seized cocaine, fentanyl and a loaded gun during a traffic stop yesterday.

Officers with the OPP’s Collingwood/Huronia West community street crime units who had launched an investigation last April into cocaine and fentanyl trafficking in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Stayner made the arrests after pulling over two vehicles.

The officers seized a loaded .45-calibre handgun in addition to large amounts of cocaine and fentanyl with a street value of about $20,000.

Jerome Pantlitz-Soloman, 23, of Mississauga, is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and a number of other weapons and drug offences.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing today in Collingwood court.

Jeremiah Soloman, 25, also of Mississauga, is charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possession of fentanyl (Schedule 1).

He was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Collingwood court on Jan.. 25.

 

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