OPP Reports

Caledon OPP Traffic Stop For Speeding Leads to Seizure of Firearms and Drugs

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid firearms and drug related charges after vehicle failed to stop for police.

On February 29, 2024, just after 11:00 a.m., an officer conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 10, in the Town of Caledon, attempted to stop a vehicle but it failed to stop. The vehicle was later located after being involved in a collision, but the occupants had fled the scene. With the assistance of the Caledon Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Peel Regional Police Canine Unit, two parties were located and arrested. The investigation also resulted in the seizure of two loaded prohibited firearms, a large quantity of drugs, and cash.

A 20 year-old of Brampton was charged with:

• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Opioid

• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – two counts

• Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition – three counts

• Possession of a Firearm knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With – two counts

• Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm – two counts

• Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order – two counts

• Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000

A 20 year-old of Welland was charged with:

• Dangerous operation

• Flight from peace officer

• Fail to Comply with Sentence

• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine

• Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Opioid

• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – two counts

• Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition – three counts

• Possession of a Firearm knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With – two counts

• Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm – two counts

• Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order – two counts

Both accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on March 1, 2024, for a bail hearing.

If you suspect illegal activity in your neighbourhood, call 1-888-310-1122 or 911 for emergencies. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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