Man Faces Several Firearms Charges After Traffic Stop

Posted: 2019-02-11 07:18:23 By: hbr

On Thursday Bracebridge OPP were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 11 and stopped a grey Honda Civic that was moving considerably higher than the speed limit. Police say that the man operating the vehicle was wanted in Toronto and Essex County on outstanding warrants. Subsequent to his arrest, police located a firearm in his possession along with illegal drugs and several thousand dollars in cash.

Police have charged 24 year-old Levon Byers from Scarborough with:

  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
  • 4 counts of Possession of a Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Opioid
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • 2 counts of Failing to Comply with Recognizance
  • Speeding