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RIDE Program results in a Weapon Seizure

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Written by Patti Foley

A message from Caledon OPP…

RIDE PROGRAM RESULTS IN A WEAPON SEIZURE 

On Friday, June 16, 2017 officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program located at the northbound off-ramp of Highway 410 at the Valleywood Boulevard exit.

While checking for sobriety of the driver, the officer began an investigation under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act which led to the arrests of both the driver and passenger of a grey 2006 Mazda.  During a search of the vehicle, search incident to arrest, the officer located a prohibited firearm in the motor vehicle.

As a result, the driver of the motor vehicle, Dexter Kumar PERSAUD, 22, of Brampton has been charged with the following offences: Possession of a Schedule II Substance- Cannabis Marihuana – Under 30 grams, Transport Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition in a Careless Manner, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, Find Firearm or Weapon Not Reported, and Tampering with a Serial Number of a Firearm.

The passenger, Essa NONA, 23, of Beeton has been charged with the following offences: Transport Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition in a Careless Manner, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm, Find Firearm or Weapon Not Reported, and Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered With.

Both accused males are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on July 13, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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