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Traffic stop by Cochrane RCMP leads to seizure of loaded pistol, drugs

A traffic stop June 16 by Cochrane RCMP led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and what police believe was several bags of cocaine. (Photo: Cochrane RCMP) A traffic stop June 16 by Cochrane RCMP led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, drug paraphernalia and what police believe was several bags of cocaine. (Photo: Cochrane RCMP)
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A Calgary man faces multiple firearms-related charges after a traffic stop led to the seizure of a loaded pistol, several bags of cocaine and other drug paraphernalia.

On June 16, around 11:30 p.m., Cochrane RCMP conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle for window tint and an aggressive U-turn that took place in the middle of an intersection.

An officer spotted open liquor and cannabis within arms reach of the driver. A search yielded the pistol, what officers believe to be cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

A 37-year-old Calgary resident was charged with a number of firearms-related offences, including unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a licence, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession for the purpose of trafficking a Schedule 1 substance.

Following a bail hearing, the accused was remanded into custody. He’s scheduled to appear in court June 25 in Cochrane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477, online or by downloading the P3 Tips app.

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