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Loaded gun, drugs seized from Honda during Vaughan RIDE check: police – Toronto

York Regional Police say two people are facing charges after drugs and a loaded handgun were seized during a RIDE check in Vaughan.

Police said on Thursday at around 2:10 a.m., officers were conducting RIDE spot checks in the Highway 400 and Steeles Avenue area.

A man driving a red Honda Civic was stopped by the patrol officers, police said.

During their investigation, police said they initially found marijuana inside the vehicle and both the driver and a female passenger were investigated.

After searching the vehicle further, investigators said officers found more drugs, a loaded firearm and a loaded magazine.

Both the driver and the passenger were charged — 24-year-old Ziddan Patterson and 24-year-old Carmen Munoz Canas.

They are facing 15 charges including firearm-related charges, drug charges and not having a licence.

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“York Regional Police remains committed to getting illegal guns off our streets and keeping our community safe,” police said.

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