A traffic stop resulted in the discovery of a stolen handgun and two people facing a slew of charges in the town of Wroxeter Monday afternoon.
Huron County OPP say officers stopped a Kia Forte that was travelling on Centre Street in the town of Wroxeter at around 4:00 p.m. on Monday. When officers checked the licence status of the driver, they determined he was driving with a suspended licence. Police arrested the driver and completed a search of the vehicle.
After searching the vehicle, officers say they found a .22 calibre handgun along with a quantity of crystal methamphetamine. Upon further investigation, officers determined the prohibited firearm was stolen from a break and enter and theft that took place in Listowel earlier this month.
Police have now charged a man and woman with several criminal offences.
25-year-old Stephen Langer of North Perth has been charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime, Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Driving While Under Suspension. He remains in custody with a bail hearing scheduled for September 26th at the Ontario Court of Justice in Goderich.
The passenger, 25-year-old Rebecca Brown of Howick has been charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Crime and Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. She has been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 17, 2013 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Wingham.