Two Barrie residents are facing charges after a handgun, and a large quantity of drugs were seized during a traffic stop in North Bay.
Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North Bay Detachment stopped a vehicle for speeding around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“After speaking with the driver, officers became suspicious and began an investigation. As a result, the driver and passenger were arrested at the scene,” said OPP in a news release.
Officers searched the vehicle and found $27,000 worth of suspected cocaine and marijuana. They also located a loaded handgun.
Mark Lista, 22, and Bryan Saguros, 22, were arrested and face several charges including possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and careless storage of a firearm.
Both men are being held in custody and are scheduled to appear in court later Wednesday.