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OPP discover loaded handgun during traffic stop in Napanee

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While conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 401 in the Town of Greater Napanee, members of the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed just before midnight on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.

A traffic stop of the vehicle was initiated and, through subsequent investigation, one occupant of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, OPP said in a release dated Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. According to OPP, all the vehicle occupants were placed under arrest and transported to the L&A County detachment where the vehicle driver was later released unconditionally.

As a result of the investigation L&A County OPP laid the following charges:

A 20 year-old Kingston resident has been charged with:

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized possession of a Firearm;
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm;
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm;
  • Possession of a Firearm obtained by crime;
  • Carrying a concealed weapon;
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm;
  • Possession of Proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000.;
  • Two counts of Possession of Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose; and
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition contrary to a Prohibition Order.

As well, a 19 year-old Scarborough resident has been charged with:

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized possession of a Firearm;
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm;
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm;
  • Possession of a Firearm obtained by crime;
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm;
  • Possession of Proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000.; and,
  • Two counts of Possession of Prohibited device or ammunition for Dangerous Purpose.

Both accused people are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee at a later date.  

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