Ottawa police seize gun, drugs after downtown traffic collision

Police charged two people with firearm-related offences after seizing a gun and drugs following a collision in Ottawa. Beatrice Britneff / Global News File

Ottawa police say they have seized a gun and drugs and arrested two men after a collision downtown on Saturday.

Police say the collision occurred at around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Catherine and Metcalfe streets. The crash was witnessed by an off-duty police officer, who called 911 in relation to minor injuries sustained by those in the car.

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When police arrived, they began questioning those in the car. Police say the driver began refusing to co-operate and would not identify himself. He was placed under arrest, and police say officers then found a loaded .22-calibre handgun as well as powder cocaine and $1,000 in cash. The passenger in the vehicle was also arrested.

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The driver, Daniel Ofori, 26, of Brantford, Ont., was charged with dangerous driving, obstruction and various gun-related charges.

The passenger, Joshua William Black, 20, of Ottawa, was also charged with gun-related offences. Both appeared in court on Sunday.

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