Investigation Leads to Firearm Seizure and Charges

Posted On Tuesday February 07, 2023

Region of Peel –Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Specialized Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Strategic Tactical Enforcement Policing Unit (STEP) have charged a Mississauga man with several alleged firearm-related charges while on a lifetime weapons prohibition order.

On February 6, 2023, SEB STEP officers, with the assistance of the PRP Tactical Unit, executed two search warrants on a residence and vehicle in the City of Mississauga. 

Troy Matthews, a 36-year-old man from Mississauga, was held pending a bail hearing and was charged with the following alleged offences:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Careless Storage
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of prohibited device or ammunition (2 counts)
  • Possession of Firearm (Contrary to Order)

Police seized a Kodiak Defence WK180C rifle, ammunition and prohibited devices containing ammunition. At the time of his arrest, Troy Mathews was bound by a lifetime weapons prohibition order as a result of a violent home invasion and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Specialized Enforcement Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3504. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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