Traffic stop leads to seizure of drugs, handgun in Brantford

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A woman driving a man down Colborne Street Saturday night drew the attention of Brantford police and landed them both in custody.

Just before 2 a.m. on April 13, officers spotted a vehicle in motion without its lights on. The officers stop the vehicle at Rawdon Street and spoke to the female driver and male passenger.

The officers learned the man was wanted on two outstanding warrants for his arrest in another jurisdiction. When they tried to arrest him, he put up a fight.

The officers found the man was carrying a concealed and loaded 9 mm handgun and a large amount of money.

The female driver tried to interfere with the arrest, then attempted to flee the area carrying a bag, but was caught.

Inside the bag officers found drug paraphernalia, suspected cocaine worth $320 and fentanyl estimated to be worth $11,000 on the street.

Consequently the officers charged a 28-year-old North York man with an unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm, firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, prohibited firearm with ammunition, careless storage of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

A 35-year-old Brantford woman faces charges of obstructing police and possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine.

Both accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.

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