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Peterborough police make gunpoint arrest of 3 Oshawa men with loaded handgun, drugs

Peterborough police made a gunpoint arrest of three men early Friday. Global News Peterborough file

Peterborough police made a gunpoint arrest early Friday following reports of a disturbance at a residence.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 1:15 a.m., officers responded to reports of suspicious activity at a residence in the area of Brock and Aylmer streets. Officers located four men leaving the building matching the description provided to police.

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Officers initiated a gunpoint arrest and one of the four suspects managed to flee the scene. Three others were arrested without incident.

During the arrest officers located and seized the following items:

  • A loaded handgun
  • Cocaine – 27.6 grams
  • Crystal meth – 40.8 grams
  • Fentanyl – 47.4 grams
  • Canadian currency
  • A vehicle connected to the suspects

Three Oshawa men, one age 20, the other two age 23, were each charged with:

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  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Three counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking — other drugs
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The 20-year-old was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

All three were held in custody and are scheduled to make court appearances in Peterborough later Friday.

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