A 32-year-old Pickering man is facing charges following the seizure of drugs, a loaded firearm and currency during a search warrant.
On Thursday, July 8, 2021, members from the Gun and Gang Unit concluded a drug trafficking investigation. With the assistance of the Tactical Support Unit, the Gun and Gang Unit executed a search warrant at a residence on Pickering Parkway. During the search, officers seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, approximately $10,000 cash, cocaine and fentanyl worth an estimated $110,000.
Mario MALCOLM, age 32 of Pickering Parkway, in Pickering, is facing numerous charges including: Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5,000; Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm No Licence or Registration; Possession of a Loaded Prohibited/Restricted Firearm; Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order x3; Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence or Registration and Possession of Schedule I for Purpose of Trafficking x2 (cocaine and fentanyl).
He was held for a bail hearing.
A photo of the drugs and firearm is attached or can be viewed at www.drps.ca under newsroom.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.