Durham police conducted a traffic stop on Sunday, Sept. 19, around 7 a.m., in the area of Farewell Street and Bloor Street East after finding a driver passed out behind the wheel at this intersection.
Officers observed a firearm in the vehicle and attempted to arrest the driver. Police say a struggle ensued and the officers utilized a CEW to gain control of the man.
The man was arrested without incident and police seized a loaded mini Glock, cocaine, and fentanyl. He was also impaired.
The 27-year-old Oshawa man faces 12 charges. He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information about this investigation can contact Cst. Leal at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5100.