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Two Leamington men are facing multiple firearms-related charges after they were stopped in a vehicle with two loaded guns, say Windsor police.

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The incident happened on Monday night, around 8 p.m., in the 400 block of Glengarry Avenue.

Windsor police said officers with the Problem Oriented Policing unit (POP) were investigating a man with outstanding warrants for his arrest.

A vehicle known to be associated with the suspect was located and stopped.

The vehicle had two male occupants — one of them being the suspect, who was in the driver seat.

Police said that as the officers approached, they could see the driver try to hide a weapon.

Both the driver and the passenger were quickly arrested.

During the investigation, the officers found and seized two loaded handguns, an Airsoft replica handgun, and a quantity of illicit drugs.

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The driver, 40-year-old Ransford Hewitt of Leamington, faces charges of possessing a loaded firearm (two counts), possessing a restricted weapon (two counts), failure to comply with a release order (two counts), occupying a motor vehicle with a loaded firearm (two counts), storing a firearm carelessly (two counts), contravening the Firearms Act of Canada (two counts), and possessing a controlled substance.

Dwight Ewers, 35, of Leamington, also faces charges of possessing a loaded firearm (two counts), possessing a restricted weapon (two counts), occupying a motor vehicle with a loaded firearm (two counts), storing a firearm carelessly (two counts), and contravening the Firearms Act of Canada (two counts).

Anyone with information about gun crime in Windsor can contact the Major Crimes Branch at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830.

Anonymous tips can be made via Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477 or www.catchcrooks.com.

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