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Toronto man charged after ‘ghost’ gun seized during King Township traffic stop

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A 20-year-old man from Toronto is facing several charges after police say they found a loaded homemade gun inside a vehicle over the weekend north of Toronto.

The OPP said that on Sunday at approximately 1 a.m. member of its Highway Enforcement Team along with the Canine Unit, pulled over a driver in the southbound lanes on Highway 400, south of Highway 9, in the Township of King.

During the traffic stop, they allegedly seized a personally manufactured firearm, which is also known as a “ghost” gun, that had an extended magazine as well as an undisclosed amount of cash.

Alexander Czerniatowicz, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with 10 firearms/weapons-related offences and one count of failure to comply with a release order.

He was remanded into custody and has an upcoming court date in Newmarket.

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