Two men from London, Ont. are facing criminal charges Friday after London police seized a handgun, cash, and drugs worth over $21,000.
According to the London Police Service, on Thursday evening members of the LPS Guns and Gangs Section, with assistance from the Emergency Response Unit, arrested two males and executed a search warrant on a vehicle seized from a location on King Street.
Police seized the following items during their investigation:
- Loaded 9mm Taurus G2C handgun
- Quantity of cash
- 72 grams of suspected fentanyl (value $18,000)
- 37 grams of suspected methamphetamine (value $3,700)
- 13 x Dilaudid pills (8mg tablets) (value $65)
As a result of the investigation, two men from London, 29 and 39 years of age, have been jointly charged with three counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking.
The 29-year-old suspect has also been charged with the following offenses:
- Possess prohibited/restricted weapon or prohibited device knowing no authority
- Possess loaded regulated firearm
- Use/handle/store firearm etc. carelessly
- Use/handle store ammunition carelessly
- Occupy motor vehicle with firearm
Both of the accused are scheduled to appear in London court Friday in relation to the charges.
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