Two men from Toronto face weapon and drug charges following a routine traffic stop by police in Peterborough, Ont., on Wednesday morning.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, just after 1 a.m. an officer on general patrol noticed a vehicle travelling without headlights on that had failed to signal at a turn in the area of London and Water streets.
The officer conducted a traffic stop, during which they noticed drugs in the vehicle. A driver and passenger were taken into custody.
A search of the vehicle located a loaded handgun, 12 grams of cocaine, more than two dozen oxycodone pills, 63 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cellphones and under $5,000 in cash.
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Two 20-year-old men from Toronto were arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, and seven other firearm-related charges.
One of the men (from North York) was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with driving with a handheld communication device, driving without proper headlights, failure to signal for a turn, making an improper left turn, failure to surrender a driver’s licence, failure to have an insurance card and driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.
Both accused were held in custody and will appear in court later Wednesday in Peterborough, police said.
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