Firearm Seized During Traffic Stop in Oshawa


An Oshawa male faces numerous charges after police seized drugs and a firearm during a traffic stop in Oshawa Sunday morning.

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at approximately 7 a.m., members of Central East Division conducted a traffic stop in the area of Farewell Street and Bloor Street East after finding the driver passed out behind the wheel at this intersection. Officers observed a firearm in the vehicle and attempted to arrest the driver. A struggle ensued and the officers utilized a CEW to gain control of the male. The male was arrested without incident and police seized a loaded mini Glock, cocaine and fentanyl. The male was also impaired and faces impaired charges.

Nicholas GENESS, age 27, of South Ocean Drive in Oshawa faces 12 charges which include: Impaired Operation Combined Alcohol and Drug Concentration; Possession of a Controlled Substance for The Purpose of Trafficking x2 (cocaine, fentanyl); Breach of Prohibition Order x2; Possess Loaded Restricted/Prohibited Firearm and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.

He was held for a bail hearing.

A picture of the firearm is attached or can be viewed at under Newsroom.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Leal of Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5100.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.


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