The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver with possession of a loaded handgun and illegal drugs.

On June 5, shortly before 4 a.m., SD&G OPP were on general patrol in Alexandria, in North Glengarry township. The officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked on McDougald Street East and near a closed business.

Additional investigation revealed a loaded handgun and suspected cocaine within the vehicle.

A 26-year-old male, from North Glengarry, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with:

– Possession of Firearm at Unauthorized Place CC 93(c)

– Possession of Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm CC 95(1)

– Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm CC 92(1)

– Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner CC 86(1)

– Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, prohibited device or ammunition CC 86(1)

– Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine CDSA 4(1)

The accused was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall at a later date.