Handgun found during traffic stop near Ottawa leads to charges for four from Hamilton, St. Catherines


Published July 27, 2023 at 8:44 am

Four people from Hamilton and St. Catherines have been charged after police found a tampered handgun during a traffic stop outside Ottawa.

The incident happened on Wednesday (July 26) when the OPP says officers stopped a vehicle on Dufferin St. in the town of Perth, approximately 85 kilometres south of Ottawa.

Police say the driver was stopped for a traffic violation but officers discovered that one of the occupants had an outstanding warrant.

That led officers to search the vehicle where they found a handgun with a tampered serial number, police say.

Four people were arrested, including one from St. Catherines and three from Hamilton.

D.J. Davis, 19, Flamur Dervisholli, 22, and Fabian Stenson-Miller, 22, all of Hamilton, and Tyrone Miller, 20, of St. Catherines have all been charged with five offences including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with.

All of the accused were held in custody for a bail hearing.

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