Man Charged With Weapon Offenses : North Street Incident

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The vehicle police appeared to be searching on North Street. (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

On October 19, 2021 officers with the Crime Suppression Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, and Investigations Services charged 33-year-old Matthew Sloss with weapon offences.

Around 11:45 a.m. officers observed a pickup truck travelling in the area of Albert Street West and conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of North Street and St. Georges Avenue.

Seized Fentanyl

Officers developed grounds to search the vehicle and during a subsequent search of the vehicle officers located the following;

Seized .25 Calibre Handgun
Seized Switchblade Knife

a loaded .25 calibre handgun,
ammunition,
a conducted energy weapon,
a switchblade knife,
approximately 11.43 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl,
approximately 1.89 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine,
approximately 7.55 grams of a substance believed to be psilocybin,
a substance believed to be lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
four tablets of a substance believed to be hydromorphone; and
approximately $2,603 of Canadian currency.

The estimated retail value of the narcotics seized is $5,904.

He was arrested and charged with;

Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,
Careless Storage of a Firearm,
Careless Storage of Ammunition,
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose,
Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition,
Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle,
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon x2,
Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
Possession of a Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized x2,
Possession of Ammunition Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking,
Possession of a Controlled Substance x5, and
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
He was held for bail court and remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in court on October 21, 2021.

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