Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Police Lay 100 Charges against Mississauga Man in Guns and Drugs Probe

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Police Lay 100 Charges against Mississauga Man in Guns and Drugs Probe

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Police lay charges in guns and drugs probe

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TORONTO - A 50-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man is facing 100 charges after police alleged they found multiple guns and several kilograms of drugs in his truck and home.

Toronto police Insp. Joe Matthews, who is with the organized crime enforcement task force, said Wednesday their street team started investigating in late 2018 and arrested Hewan Wilson on Feb. 24.

Matthews alleged they found 16 guns, four kilograms of heroin and a small quantity of cocaine during the investigation.

"This is not a street-level dealer," he said at a news conference at police headquarters.

Officers seized seven handguns, three shotguns, six rifles and two over-capacity magazines, Matthews said.

Seven of the guns were loaded when they were found and four of the guns had their serial numbers removed, Matthews alleged. …

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