MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- London police seized more than $15,000 in drugs and cash as well as a loaded handgun during a search on Thursday.

Officers executed warrants at a residence on Exmouth Circle and on a vehicle, seizing:

  • 141 grams of cocaine, value $14,100
  • approximately $2,100 in cash
  • stolen, loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun
  • eight rounds of .45 caliber ammunition
  • cocaine press, digital scales, cell phones

As a result of the investigation, two London men, a 24-year-old and a 27-year-old, are jointly charged with:

  • possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking
  • two counts of careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
  • possess firearm other than restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a licence
  • possess loaded/unloaded regulated firearm
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

The 24-year-old is also charged with failing to comply with release order and two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order.

Both of the accused are scheduled to appear in London court Feb. 22.