Lenience sought for gun-toting man unconstitutionally stopped by Windsor police

FEATURED PHOTO: The .32-calibre revolver and ammunition found on the person of Omar Muhammad Omar while he was walking on a street in Windsor is seen on Nov. 19, 2015. PHOTO BY TYLER BROWNBRIDGE /Windsor Star

Written by Dalson Chen on April 28, 2017

The lawyer for a man who was found to be carrying a handgun and drugs in Windsor says his sentence should be mitigated because his Charter rights were violated.

Omar Muhammad Omar, 22, is facing potentially five years in prison on the offences of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm while prohibited (two counts), careless storage of a firearm, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

During the early morning hours of Nov. 19, 2015, Omar and another man were stopped by Windsor police near Richmond Street and Walker Road.

A search of Omar uncovered a loaded antique-style .32-calibre revolver, extra ammunition, and eight grams of cocaine.

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