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Gun and drugs seized, 3 charged during traffic stop: London police

Police say the traffic stop took place after an officer spotted a vehicle bearing an allegedly stolen licence plate. Matthew Trevithick / Global News

Police in London, Ont., say three people are facing charges following a weekend traffic stop that saw officers seize a gun, drugs and some ammunition.

The traffic stop took place Saturday afternoon after an officer observed a vehicle bearing an allegedly stolen licence plate, according to police.

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Upon seeing the plate, the officer informed other officers in the area and the vehicle was stopped near Clarke Road and Sudbury Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. The arrest was carried out by the police service’s street crime unit.

The driver and two passengers were arrested and a search of the vehicle yielded the following items:

  • A .22-calibre gun with the stock removed
  • Three .22-calibre bullets
  • 19.1g of suspected crystal methamphetamine, valued at $1,910, according to police
  • One digital scale

A 38-year-old woman, a 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were jointly charged with an offence related to gun possession without a licence and registration as well as another offence related to careless storage of a firearm.

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The 32-year-old faces additional charges including drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

The 17-year-old was also charged with drug possession, failure to comply with release orders and possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

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