Peterborough police deployed their emergency response team on Monday to deal with a reported housing unit “takeover.”
According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 3:45 p.m., police were informed of an incident in which two unwanted men refused to leave a housing unit. Police called it a “takeover” of the residence.
Around 6 p.m., members of the emergency response team entered the residence and arrested two men. Investigators seized a loaded handgun, drugs and cash inside the residence.
Two men from Brampton, Ont., ages 21 and 20, were each charged with possession of a prohibited firearm with ammo and possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking. The 21-year-old was also charged with failure to comply with an undertaking issued on June 9 to remain outside the city of Peterborough.
Both were held in custody and are scheduled to make court appearances in Peterborough on Tuesday.