Driver facing numerous weapons, counterfeit charges after early-morning traffic stop in Oakville


Published January 31, 2024 at 3:06 pm

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A routine traffic stop in Oakville today has led to a long list of charges against the driver.

Halton police say officers seized a handgun gun and counterfeit cash after the traffic stop on Jan. 3 at around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Dundas St. W. and Proudfoot Trail.

Investigation at the scene determined the driver of the vehicle to a prohibited driver and in breach of a court order. Police also located a handgun and a large quantity of counterfeit currency inside the vehicle.

Bennet Tagoe, 30, of No Fixed Address was arrested and is facing numerous charges related to weapons, counterfeit money and possessing break-in tools.

At the time of his arrest, Tagoe was on a release order with conditions not to possess any weapons. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

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