Ajax man charged after gun, drugs spotted in alleged drunk-driving crash

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What began as a collision investigation ended with 17 criminal code charges laid against an Ajax man, including drug trafficking, illegal weapon possession and impaired driving.

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Just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, emergency crews were called to the area of Mayfield Rd. and Humber Station Rd. in Caledon for a three-vehicle collision.

While all three cars were severely damaged, the occupants sustained only minor damage.

The driver of one car, 26-year-old Michael Swalm of Ajax, was suspected to have been impaired by OPP members.

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During the course of the investigation and after obtaining a search warrant, police located drugs, cash, a knife and a loaded handgun.

In all, 17 charged were laid against Swalm, who was held in custody until a bail hearing in Orangeville court on Thursday.

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