Gun and drugs recovered after Brampton traffic stop

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Officers from 21 Division have charged a man from Toronto with firearm-related offences.

Police say on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 12:01 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Steelwell Road and Tomken Road in Brampton.

According to police, during the traffic stop, officers observed a quantity of marijuana readily available to the driver and as a result of a search conducted under the Cannabis Control Act, a loaded handgun was located.

Police say Mohamed-Kher Shariff was charged with unauthorized possession of firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm, occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was firearm and possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm.

He was held for a bail hearing and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-3311, ext. 2133.  

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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