Handgun Seized at Crime Scene

43 Division

Police recovered a gun and drugs after a motorist allegedly entered a crime scene area in Scarborough.

On February 28, officers were in a marked scout car maintaining a perimeter at a crime scene on Morningside Ave. near Kingston Rd.

Officers allege that the accused was on his cell phone and attempted to drive around the scout car. A vehicle stop was conducted when he defied police orders and entered the crime scene area.

The vehicle was searched after officers detected the scent of marijuana.

They found a loaded Glock 48 handgun, a pocket knife, a quantity of crack cocaine and a digital scale.

Daniel Campbell Johnson, 26, of Toronto, faces 19 charges, including possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, obstructing a peace officer, unauthorized possession of a firearm and four counts of failing to comply order.

“It’ definitely a good day for us when we can our hands on another gun that someone possesses illegally along with drugs,” said Superintendent David Rydzik, who is the 43 Division Unit Commander.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at222tips.com.

Handgun on table
Handgun alleged to have been seized after a vehicle stop Photo: 43 Division

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