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Ottawa man facing drug, weapons charges

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A 29-year-old Ottawa man is facing several drug and weapons charges following a four-month investigation.

About nine kilograms of suspected cocaine was seized when three search warrants were executed in Ottawa on June 14, the Ontario Provincial Police said in a news release Monday. In addition, police found approximately $47,000 in currency, a nine-mm loaded handgun and a vehicle as “offence-related property.”

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Reyan Abdulkader has been charged with: unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; possession of loaded prohibited/restricted firearm; possession of a firearm obtained by crime; occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there is a firearm; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; and possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine.

The accused was scheduled to appear in an Ottawa courtroom on Monday.

The OPP said anyone with any information about the possession, manufacturing or trafficking of illegal drugs or firearms should contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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