Search Warrant Results in Drugs and Firearm Seizure

Posted On Wednesday September 27, 2023

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Policing Unit (STEP) have arrested and charged a Brampton man following a firearms investigation.

On Monday, September 25, 2023, at 2:23 p.m., the STEP team, with the assistance of the Tactical Unit, executed a search warrant at a Brampton residence, resulting in drugs and a firearm seizure.  

Xavier Emerson, a 23-year-old man from Brampton, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:


  1. Knowledge Of Unauthorized Possession Of Firearm
  2. Careless Storage Of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device Or Ammunition
  3. Unauthorized possession of a prohibited device (X2)
  4. Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available
  5. Fail to comply with recognizance (X2)
  6. Possession of a weapon contrary to prohibition order 
  7. Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (X4)
  8. Possession of property obtained by crime - proceeds

At the time of his arrest, Emerson was breaching two separate recognizance orders for firearms and other related offences and was on a weapons prohibition. 

He was held for bail hearings and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the STEP unit at 905-453-2121, extension 3515.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 Public and Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, extension 4027.

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N/R #23-285
Inc. # PR230306227

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