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Mississauga man with lifetime weapons prohibition order allegedly found with rifle

Police say a Kodiak Defence WK180C rifle was seized. Handout / Peel Regional Police

A Mississauga man with a lifetime weapons prohibition order is facing a number of charges after he was allegedly found in possession of a rifle.

Peel Regional Police said officers executed two search warrants on Monday at a home and a vehicle in Mississauga.

Police said a Kodiak Defence WK180C rifle was seized, along with ammunition and prohibited devices containing ammunition.

Thirty-six-year-old Troy Matthews was charged with a number of offences including unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm contrary to an order, careless storage and two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited device or ammunition.

He was held pending a bail hearing.

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“At the time of his arrest, Troy Mathews was bound by a lifetime weapons prohibition order as a result of a violent home invasion and aggravated assault,” police said.

Handout / Peel Regional Police

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