Police reportedly seize two loaded handguns, cocaine following traffic stop

Three people are facing charges after police reportedly seized two loaded handguns and a quantity of cocaine in Orillia last week.

According to the OPP, officers were on patrol on Wyandotte Street around 1 a.m. on June 2 and initiated an investigation under the Highway Traffic Act.

“Subsequently, four suspects were arrested and searched and two loaded handguns were located. Further investigation resulted in the seizure of a quantity of crack cocaine, illicit cannabis and a large quantity of Canadian currency,” reads a media release.

Deshawn Cauta, 28, of North York, has been charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose; possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose; possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm; carrying concealed weapon; carry concealed prohibited device or ammunition; possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order; carry firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner; possession of a prohibited device or ammunition; unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm; unauthorized possession of a prohibited device or ammunition; possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine; possession of a Schedule I substance – cocaine; possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000; two counts of fail to comply with probation order; failure to comply with undertaking; distribute illicit cannabis and possession for the purpose of distributing.

Dawson Tulloch, 19, of Oshawa has been charged with possession of weapon for dangerous purpose; possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose; possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm; carrying concealed weapon; carry concealed prohibited device or ammunition; carry firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner; two counts of possession of a prohibited device or ammunition; unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm; possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine; possession of a Schedule I substance – cocaine; possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000; distribute illicit cannabis and possession for the purpose of distributing.

Malachi Bainbridge, 19, of Toronto has been charged with possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine; possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine; distribute illicit cannabis; possession for the purpose of distributing; obstruct peace officer and three counts of failure to comply with release order.

All were held pending a bail hearing.

The fourth suspect was released without criminal charges.

 

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