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Arrest Made and Firearm and Drugs Seized,
Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street,
Meekile Kassam, 29



Broadcast time: 14:30
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Unit: 51 Division
Phone: 416-808-5100
Case #: 2021-2511342


On Thursday, December 30, 2021, officers were on patrol in the Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street area.

It is alleged:

- a vehicle was seen travelling south on Sherbourne Street with damage to the front passenger corner of the vehicle

- the vehicle accelerated into the intersection and the officers stopped the vehicle to investigate

- during the vehicle stop the officers discovered that the vehicle had just been involved in a theft of gas from a gas station

- the driver was placed under arrest

It is further alleged that:

- a black 9mm Springfield Armory XD-9 handgun with both serial numbers filed off was located inside the vehicle

- the handgun was loaded with eleven rounds of ammunition

- the vehicle had been reported stolen

- search warrants were prepared and executed on the driver's home and vehicle

Following the search warrants, the following items were seized:

- a quantity of Fentanyl
- a drug weighing scale
- a quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine, Oxycodone, Dilaudid, Crack Cocaine, and powdered Cocaine


On Thursday, December 30, 2021, Meekile Kassam, 29, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1. Theft Under $5000
2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
3. Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4. Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Knowingly Not Holding a Licence and Registration Certificate
5. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon or Prohibited Device Knowing No Authority
6. Occupy Motor Vehicle with Firearm
7. Possess Firearm with Altered Serial Number
8. Use/Handle/Store Firearm, Carelessly - Firearm
9. Use/Handle/Store Firearm, Carelessly- Large Capacity Magazine
10. Use/Handle/Store Firearm, Carelessly - Ammunition
11. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
12. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA - Powdered Cocaine
13. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Fentanyl
14. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Crystal Methamphetamine
15. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Oxycodone
16. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Dilaudid
17. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking - Crack Cocaine

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Friday, December 31, 2021.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Boag, 51 Division




Arrest Made and Firearm and Drugs Seized,
Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street,
Meekile Kassam, 29



Alleged seized firearm and magazine.
Above: Alleged seized firearm and magazine.