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Ajax man arrested after officers seize handgun, drugs during traffic stop: Peterborough County OPP

OPP say officers seized this handgun along with drugs following a traffic stop in Peterborough.
OPP say officers seized this handgun along with drugs following a traffic stop in Peterborough. Peterborough County OPP

An Ajax man was arrested on Thursday after Peterborough County OPP say officers seized drugs and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop as part of a month-long investigation.

Around 10 a.m., the OPP’s community street crime unit and the Central Region OPP emergency response team conducted a traffic stop in Peterborough. Police say officers seized drugs, including heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, along with a loaded handgun, cellphones, digital scales, laptop computers and cash.

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The value of the drugs seized is approximately $15,000, according to police.

Kirkland Williams, 25, of Ajax, was arrested and charged with:

  • Three counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition
  • Occupying a motor vehicle knowing there is a firearm
  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Failure to comply with a recognizance
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The accused was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Friday.

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