Ajax teen caught with loaded gun at traffic stop

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Published May 31, 2023 at 1:12 pm

An 18 year-old from Ajax has been charged with multiple firearms and drug offences after being found with a loaded handgun at a traffic stop near Westney Road and Kingston Rd. W. Tuesday evening.

Members of the Durham Police Gun and Gang Unit stopped a vehicle at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle and occupants were searched and a loaded handgun with overcapacity magazines and ammunition was seized.

Jerell Armstrong is facing nine charges, including possession of a loaded prohibited firearm; two counts of possession of a prohibited device; possession of a firearm with the serial numbers tamper with; and possession of schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Anyone with information about to this incident is asked to contact the Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.

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