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Northumberland OPP seize loaded submachine handgun, drugs during traffic stop on Hwy. 401

Northumberland OPP seized a fully loaded automatic submachine handgun and drugs during a traffic stop.
Northumberland OPP seized a fully loaded automatic submachine handgun and drugs during a traffic stop. Northumberland OPP

Three people face numerous firearm and drug charges following a traffic stop in Northumberland County on the weekend.

According to Northumberland OPP, around 2:15 a.m. officers stopped an eastbound SUV on Hwy. 401 near Brighton for a Highway Traffic Act offence.

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OPP determined the SUV was being used as a ride-sharing vehicle from the Durham region which was transporting two adults and youth. Officers say they smelled cannabis in the vehicle and conducted a search of the vehicle.

Officers allegedly located a fully loaded automatic submachine handgun, two knives along with crystal meth, Xanax, 137 grams of purple heroin and cash.

Police allege the two adults provided officers with false identification.

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Jai’Lyn Mitchell-Charles, 20, of Ajax, Kahleed Hussein-Rayner, 19, of Pickering and a 16-year-old from Bowmanville were arrested and charged with:

Transport firearm, weapon prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was firearm
  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Possession of prohibited device or ammunition for dangerous purpose
  • 2 counts of trafficking in a Schedule I substance – heroin and methamphetamines
  • Possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • Trafficking a Schedule IV substance – other drugs
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of weapon
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Carry concealed prohibited device or ammunition

Hussein-Rayne and Mitchell-Charles were additionally charged with knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm and obstructing peace officer.

Mitchell-Charles was also charged with personation with intent to avoid arrest, possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order and five counts of failure to comply with release order (5 counts)

All three were held in custody for a court appearance in Cobourg on Saturday.

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