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Halton Police arrest man who was unlawfully at large

HRPS' seizure | HRPS

A suspect who was unlawfully at large due to parole violations has been arrested.

The Ontario Provincial Police’s Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad found him at a residence near Dundas Street West and Sixth Line in Oakville.

After executing Criminal Code and Controlled Drug and Substances, Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officers seized cocaine, money, a gun, and ammunition.

Here is the list of seized items:

  • A half-kilogram of cocaine
  • Prepackaged cocaine (approximately 3 ounces)
  • Cutting agent
  • Multiple scales
  • Roughly $40,000 in bundled Canadian currency
  • 12 rounds of hollow point ammunition
  • Loaded Glock 19 – 9mm handgun
  • 2 over-capacity extended magazines (30 round and 15 round)
  • Multiple cellular phones 

26-year-old Mohammad Hassani, from Oakville, has been charged with:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device (2 counts)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 

Hassani was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

According to the HRPS, this collaborative effort between police agencies has resulted in a dangerous repeat offender being taken off the streets and once again put behind bars.