Meth, loaded .45 calibre handgun found in traffic stop; one person arrested

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Source:  Brandon Police Service Media Release

At 1130 pm on Friday night, a vehicle that had inactive registration was stopped in the 200 block of 27thSt.  The male driver was on a recognizance order with a condition to not communicate with a female passenger.  He was arrested for that breach and the vehicle was searched incident to arrest.  A syringe full of methamphetamine was found in bag held by the female, but was determined to belong to the male driver.  Further search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a loaded .45 calibre handgun and a small case containing other ammunition.  The firearm was stolen from a home in Dauphin in 2016.

A 35 year old man from Hartney was arrested and lodged at Brandon Correctional Center. He will appear in court on Saturday morning charged with Breach of Recognizance x 2, Careless Transportation of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possess Firearm knowing it is Unauthorized, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle, Possess a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Possess Weapon obtained by Crime, Possession of Methamphetaming (CDSA).