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Loaded handgun, drugs seized during traffic stop in Peterborough: police

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Two men from Toronto face weapon and drug charges following a routine traffic stop by police in Peterborough, Ont., on Wednesday morning. The officer conducted a traffic stop, during which they noticed drugs in the vehicle. Both accused were held in custody and will appear in court later Wednesday in Peterborough, police said.

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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