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OPP traffic stop in Napanee leads to drugs and firearms charges

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A Quebec driver is facing a litany of charges after a traffic stop for stunt driving revealed the driver to be in possession of drugs, loaded guns, and a large amount of cash.

According to the Lennox and Addington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the driver was stopped on the evening of Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020 as an OPP officer was conducting radar speed enforcement on Highway 401 westbound in the Town of Greater Napanee.

Just before 10:30 p.m. that night, the officer conducted a traffic stop on a westbound vehicle from Quebec. The ensuing investigation found that the driver was in possession of a large quantity of illegal drugs including morphine, cocaine, and methamphetamine, as well as thousands of dollars in cash. Additionally, the driver was found to be in possession of two loaded handguns, one of which police believe to have been stolen in the United States.

As a result, Bilaal Mohammed, 33, of Pierrefonds, Quebec was arrested and charged with:

  • Two counts of possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Three counts of possession of prohibited device or ammunition
  • Two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order
  • Two counts of carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of the proceeds of crime
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000
  • Seven counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Two counts of possession of a Schedule 4 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Stunt driving
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