Youth found with loaded handgun, Fentanyl, cocaine: Peterborough Police

A 15-year-old from Oshawa faces a slew of charges after police say he was found in possession of a loaded firearm, Fentanyl and cocaine.

According to Peterborough Police, at approximately 7:50 p.m. Tuesday (July 14), a canine officer on patrol in the area of Park Street North in the city saw a youth matching the description of a suspect from an ongoing assault investigation. It had been reported that on July 10, a male had assaulted an adult male victim at a Peterborough apartment. 

When the officer tried to speak with the individual, the youth reportedly fled on foot. 

Police say the officer warned the youth to stop running or Police Service Dog (PSD) Isaac would be deployed. The youth allegedly ignored demands to stop but eventually surrendered as PSD Isaac closed the gap. 

As the individual was arrested, police say he was found to be in possession of  the following:

  • Loaded semi-automatic handgun with attached magazine
  • Magazine and ammunition
  • Large quantity of Canadian currency
  • Fentanyl (approximately 7 grams)
  • Cocaine (approximately 13.2 grams)
  • Drug packaging

The accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition
  • Possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine

The accused was additionally charged with assault from the July 10 incident.

The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (July 15).

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released. 

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