Four people are facing a litany of charges after police in Kawartha Lakes allegedly seized a loaded handgun, cocaine and Fentanyl following a traffic stop.
According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for reportedly not having insurance shortly before 1 a.m. Friday (Aug. 21).
“The vehicle did not stop initially and police were able to block the vehicle in and stop it a short distance away where the driver was arrested for failing to stop for police,” reads a media release.
Upon further investigation of the driver and three other occupants, officers allegedly located 28 grams of suspected cocaine (with an estimated street value of $2,800), 19 grams of suspected Fentanyl ($7,600) and a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
All four occupants were arrested and are being held for bail hearings.
The four occupants – 28-year-old Gavin Bryant of Lindsay, , 22-year-old Reymon Duncan-Jones of Mississauga, 27-year-old Jordan Nicholas of Kingston and 36-year-old Jonathon Young of Lindsay – have each been charged with a dozen offences.
They include possession of a Schedule I substance For the purpose of trafficking – cocaine; possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – other opioid (Fentanyl); adult careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition; adult breach of firearms regulation – store firearm or restricted firearm; adult possession of prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose; adult possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; adult unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm; adult unauthorized possession of a weapon; adult unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; adult unauthorized possession of a weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized; adult possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm; and adult occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted weapon.
Nicholas has also been charged with two counts breach probation, one count of breach recognizance and two counts of possessing a firearm or ammunition contrary prohibition order.
Young has also been charged with two counts of breach probation, one count of breach a release order and five counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.
Duncan-Jones has also been charged with breach probation and several driving infractions.