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Loaded and unloaded handguns seized in drug investigation

Drugs, 9mm Loaded Handguns Seized in Trafficking Investigation

Two 9mm handguns – one of them loaded – were seized during a recent investigation into drug trafficking involving firearms.

Earlier this summer, the Guelph Police Service received information about a Haldimand County male involved in trafficking controlled substances in the City of Guelph.

As part of the ongoing investigation, search warrants were executed last week at addresses in Burlington and Caledonia, as well as the accused’s motor vehicle.

Two Ruger 9mm handguns were seized, including one which was loaded and had a second loaded magazine. Officers also seized nearly $30,000 worth of suspected cocaine as well as suspected MDMA and other controlled substances and approximately $23,000 in cash.

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A 27-year-old Caledonia male faces a number of charges including possessing prohibited firearms, careless storage of a firearm, possessing a prohibited device, tampering with a serial number, four counts of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime over $5,000. He remains in custody and will appear in Guelph court Friday.

“I would like to thank our members for their ongoing work to ensure the safety of our community,” said Chief of Police Gord Cobey. “As we continue to see an alarming number of firearms being used in the commission of criminal activities, we are committed to identifying and disrupting the activities of those individuals who jeopardize the safety of our citizens and our members.”

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