Two Mississauga residents facing gun and drug-related charges


Published July 2, 2020 at 5:39 pm


Two Mississauga residents have been charged in connection with a drug and gun investigation in Toronto.

Toronto police say that on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, officers were patrolling Moss Park when they allegedly saw a drug transaction involving two men. Police say the men were arrested and a quantity of fentanyl was seized, along with a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 calibre semi-automatic firearm. Police also allege that officers seized 25 grams of Fentanyl, 6.81 grams of cocaine ad $822 dollars during the investigation.

According to police, a tent in the park was being used to prepare and sell drugs.

Police say 20-year-old Mississauga man Matthew Stewart and 20-year-old Mississauga woman Rebecca Parades were charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, three counts of possession, failing to comply with probation and more. 

Both of the accused appeared in court on July 1, 2020. 

Police also arrested and charged 18-year-old Toronto man Gabriel Nanie.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100.

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