Three people face dozens of charges in Dufferin-area weapons bust

Police picked up a pile of weapons after spotting a large hunting knife in the back seat of an SUV.

The driver and two passengers were arrested at a traffic stop near Arlington Street and Selkirk Avenue around 11 p.m. Monday, said police.

In addition to the knife, a search of the SUV turned up a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, a large quantity of ammunition, a hatchet, brass knuckles, and a prohibited folding knife.

Joshua Ryan Duprat, 35, and Richard Alexander Traverse, 26, each face 10 or more firearm-related charges, with Duprat also facing six counts of failing to comply with probation.

Both were taken into custody.

A 29-year-old woman also faces 13 weapons-related offences and was released on a promise to appear.


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