Justin Sharma, 18, of Brampton charged with firearm- and drug-related offences

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have laid charges against Justin Sharma, 18, of Brampton in regards to firearm- and drug-related offences.

On Monday, March 29, at approximately 11 p.m., uniform patrol officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Highway 50 and Ebenezer Road in the City of Brampton.

As a result of investigation, the driver of the motor vehicle was arrested which resulted in officers locating a .22 caliber firearm in the vehicle.

Sharma has been charged with:

1)      Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
2)      Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
3)      Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
4)      Possession of an opiod

Sharma was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on March 30.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call investigators at the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453–2121, extension 2133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).