OPP Police Press Releases

Firearm & Drugs Seized – Hayden PIERCE Arrested

(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Chatham-Kent Detachment has charged a 20-year-old individual with multiple offences following a traffic stop for stunt driving on Highway 401, Chatham-Kent. 

On February 22, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle travelling at high rate of speed.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a firearm, ammunition and a quantity of drugs.

OPP has charged 20-year-old Hayden PIERCE of Caledon with:

  • Race a motor vehicle – Stunt – Highway Traffic Act (H.T.A.)
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon – Criminal Code of Canada (C.C.)
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm – C.C.
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was firearm-C.C.
  • Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime-C.C.
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm-C.C.
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose-C.C.
  • Transport firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition in a careless manner-C.C.
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm-C.C.
  • Unauthorized possession of Weapon-C.C.
  • Fail to comply with conditions of release order -C.C. (3 counts)
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine- Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA)
  • Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine- CDSA

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing in Ontario Court of Justice, Chatham-Kent.

Anyone with information regarding this matter or any other offence is being urged to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Chatham-Kent detachment at (519) 352-1122. 

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