Young man, teen girl arrested for allegedly fleeing police with gun, drugs in Toronto car

Police tape is seen in this file photo. Isaac Callan/Global News

Police in Toronto have arrested a young man and a teenage girl they say fled a traffic stop with a gun and drugs in their car.

Toronto police said that, on Sunday, an officer tried to stop a vehicle around King Street and Bathurst Street.

“The vehicle briefly stopped, made a U-turn and fled the scene at a high rate of speed, failing to stop for a red traffic signal and then subsequently crashed into a bicycle rack,” police said.

The two people inside the vehicle then reportedly jumped out and fled the scene on foot.

After a short chase, police say a man and a woman were arrested. They allegedly had a loaded mini Glock 25 and rounds of ammunition in the car.

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Police said the woman discarded a bag which contained oxycodone pills and more ammunition. In the car, which was searched after officers obtained a search warrant, police said they found more oxycodone pills and cocaine.

Police charged 22-year-old Justin Garcia-Reeleder, 22 with multiple offences, including possession of a weapon and failing to stop at a red light. Brianna Warner, 18, faces a series of charges including possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.

The charges have not been proved in court.

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