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Teens face drug, weapons charges following Markham traffic stop

Officers found a loaded handgun, as well as cocaine and fentanyl during vehicle search yesterday, York Regional Police say
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York Regional Police has charged two men with multiple offences, including firearms offences and drug trafficking, after stopping a vehicle for speeding in Markham.

On Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m., an officer conducting speed enforcement stopped a vehicle for speeding in the area of Highway 7 East and Ninth Line. The officer observed cannabis readily available to the driver of the vehicle. When searched, officers located a loaded handgun. The passenger was found in possession of cocaine and fentanyl.

    •    Chanel Pryce, 19, City of Oshawa
    •    Lawrence Bruce, 19, City of Markham

Charges include:
    •    Carrying a concealed weapon
    •    Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
    •    Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
    •    Possession of prohibited device or ammunition
    •    Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
    •    Occupy motor vehicle with firearm
    •    Possess loaded regulated firearm
    •    Possess firearm obtained by crime
    •    Proceeds of crime not exceeding $5,000
    •    Firearm possession contrary to prohibition order
    •    Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
    •    Speeding – 82 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone
    •    Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available
    •    Drive motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online.