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Handgun, drugs and cash seized after Hwy. 69 traffic stop near Sudbury

Police said a search of the suspect's vehicle uncovered a handgun, credit cards, Canadian currency, open liquor and drugs suspected to be cannabis. (OPP photo) Police said a search of the suspect's vehicle uncovered a handgun, credit cards, Canadian currency, open liquor and drugs suspected to be cannabis. (OPP photo)
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Two people from southern Ontario are charged with drug and weapons offences following a traffic stop Monday evening in French River, a community near Greater Sudbury.

Police stopped the vehicle around 7 p.m. on Highway 69 in French River for speeding.

“As a result of the investigation, two people were arrested,” Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Tuesday.

“A search of the vehicle located a handgun, credit cards, Canadian currency, open liquor and drugs suspected to be cannabis.”

The 31-year-old driver from Mississauga was charged with speeding, driving with open liquor, having cannabis readily available, having a firearm in the vehicle, possession of the proceeds of crime and other weapons offences.

The other driver, also 31 and from Mississauga, is charged with having open liquor in the vehicle, failing to comply with a release order, weapons offences and possession of property obtained by crime.

Both accused were held for Bail Court and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on April 23 in Sudbury.

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