Two facing drug and weapon charges following traffic stop

A Ramara Township man and another from Orillia are facing an array of drug and weapon charges after police officers allegedly spotted a handgun during a traffic stop.

According to the OPP, a vehicle was stopped for a violation of the Highway Traffic Act on Coldwater Road in Orillia shortly after 12:40 a.m. on Sunday (March 2).

The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest in relation to drug trafficking in the City of Orillia.

“When officers approached the vehicle, a handgun was observed inside the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested,” a media release reads.

“A search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of cocaine, prescription pills, cash, cannabis and a replica handgun.”

Tyler Emons, 18, of Ramara and Austin Killam, 20, of Orillia have each been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of Trafficking in a controlled substance possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and use of imitation firearm while committing an offence.

“In addition to the above-mentioned charges several Cannabis Act charges were laid,” the media release reads.

Both men were held pending a bail hearing.


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