Three Ottawa area people have been hit by drug, weapons charges in Cornwall

Early Wednesday morning, a man was seen in a local neighborhood in possession of a handgun.

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CORNWALL – Four people are facing various charges of drugs and weapons after police made a traffic stop in Cornwall on Wednesday, including three individuals from the Ottawa area.

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Early Wednesday morning, a man was seen in a local neighborhood in possession of a handgun. After going to the area, officers encountered a fleeing vehicle, the Cornwall Police Service said in a statement.

After stopping traffic from the vehicle, police claimed the four people in the vehicle were in possession of two handguns, ammunition and amounts of crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and Canadian currency.

The defendants are 22-year-old from Ottawa, 24-year-old from Orléans, 17-year-old from Gatineau and 24-year-old from Montreal.

Among other offenses, they were each charged with at least one count of unauthorized possession of a gun, possession of a gun knowing it was unauthorized, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The two individuals from Ottawa and Montreal were both charged with possession of Schedule I substance for the purpose of smuggling.

All four were held in police custody pending bail questions.

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