Barrie police seize drugs and loaded gun during traffic stop

The suspect is facing a slew of drug and weapons-related charges

No such thing as a routine traffic stop.

Barrie police pulled over a vehicle in the area of Essa Road and Highway 400 on Tuesday and officers noticed a marijuana cigarette on the lap of the driver. During the investigation, police determined the motorist was a suspended driver, and he was arrested without incident.

Police say a search of the vehicle turned up a loaded handgun, cocaine, fentanyl, crystal meth, marijuana, and stolen licence plates.

Charges against a 28-year-old from Brampton include:

  1. Unauthorised Possession of a Firearm
  2. Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
  3. Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there is a firearm
  4. Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  5. Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm/ammunition
  6. Knowledge of unauthorised possession of firearm
  7. Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  8. Possession of firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
  9. Careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  10. 3 counts – Possession Schedule I Substance
  11. 3 counts – Possession Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking
  12. Possession Property obtained by crime
  13. Driving While Under Suspension
  14. Having care or control of vehicle with cannabis readily available

The suspect was held in custody pending a bail hearing.