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Orillia man charged after police seize loaded handgun, drugs

Police have arrested and charged a suspect after seizing drugs and a loaded firearm in Orillia.
Police have arrested and charged a suspect after seizing drugs and a loaded firearm in Orillia. Lars Hagberg / File / The Canadian Press

A 29-year-old man from Orillia is facing several charges after police seized guns and drugs during a traffic stop Orillia.

According to Orillia OPP, on Aug. 14, officers received a report that a man had an illegal firearm in the city.

Police say investigators conducted a traffic stop and arrested the suspect.

As a result of the investigation, officers located a loaded handgun and a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, heroin and psilocybin.

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Triston John is facing numerous drug and weapons-related charges including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.

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Police say John was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on Sept. 4.