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Orillia OPP seize weapons during traffic stop on West Street

The 35-year-old driver from Orillia faces multiple charges as a result
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged an Orillia man with weapons offences following a traffic stop in the City of Orillia.  

On May 3, 2021, shortly after 6 p.m., officers were patrolling on West Street, Orillia, when they conducted a vehicle stop for a traffic violation. Upon speaking with the driver, officers learned that the licence of the driver was prohibited. The male was subsequently arrested and searched and two prohibited weapons were discovered and seized.  

As a result, Miles Mathias, age 35, from Orillia, has been charged with:   

  • Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code 
  • Two counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose 
  • Fail to comply with probation order 
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order  

The accused was released on a Form 9 Appearance Notice and is set to appear on July 06, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.  

The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting

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