Man charged with possession of drugs, weapons following traffic stop

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An 18-year-old man is facing charges after Calgary police seized a vehicle allegedly filled with weapons, drugs and cash following a traffic stop.

The incident happened during the evening of Sept. 16, when officers saw a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on John Laurie Boulevard, near 14th Street N.W.

The driver was pulled over, but as officers approached the vehicle by foot, the driver sped away, according to police.

Officers then spotted the vehicle turning south onto Centre Street from McKnight Boulevard.

Police again pulled the vehicle over and a man exited the car, but began to walk away.

Officers detained the man and observed a number of items in the car, including a CO2 pellet gun, bear spray, machete, electrical stun gun and body armour.

Police also found crack cocaine valued at approximately $2,300, methamphetamine valued at around $700, and $3,495 in cash.

Simranjot Sandher, 18, was charged with three counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, one count of possession of a restricted or prohibited weapon, one count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, one count of possession of body armour without a valid permit, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

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