Handguns, drugs seized after traffic stop in Oshawa

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A traffic stop in Oshawa has led to the seizure of drugs and two handguns.

Durham police say they tried to pull over a vehicle Tuesday, after the driver committed a Highway Traffic Act offence. It happened in the area of Simcoe Street South and Olive Avenue.

After police noticed a loaded gun, they say one of the occupants assaulted an officer before trying to run away.

All three occupants were arrested. Quantities of cocaine and fentanyl were also found.

Alexander Mitchell, 25, of no fixed address, is charged on two counts each of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while knowing it’s unauthorized, possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, possession contrary to order and possession of a prohibited device. He has also been charged with assault of a peace officer and possession for the purpose of trafficking (one count for cocaine and one count for fentanyl).

Brittany Lewis, 24, of Scarborough, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).

Jamel Rose, 20, of Kitchener, is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (cocaine).

Lewis and Rose were both released on an undertaking.

Anyone with information can call Constable Chen of the Central East Community Response Team at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1756.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Photos courtesy of DRPS

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