York Regional Police have arrested and charged a man with possession of drugs and a handgun after being investigated by an officer on patrol.
On Monday, August 15, shortly after 11 p.m., an officer on patrol in Richmond Hill stopped to investigate a vehicle that had been driving suspiciously in the parking lot of a motel near Yonge Street, north of Gamble Road.
As the officer approached the vehicle one of the occupants fled on foot, while the driver remained in the vehicle.
The officer investigated the driver and found him to be in possession of marijuana and he was placed under arrest.
A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed that the driver was in possession of substances believed to be marijuana, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine as well as a loaded 9 mm handgun and more than $3,500.
The man who fled the scene on foot is still at large and the investigation is ongoing.
26 year old Jaiden Jackson of Ajax is facing a number of drug and gun related charges.
Jackson has been held in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Thursday, August 18, 2016
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.