Police seized suspected cocaine and a loaded firearm after arresting three men in Kitchener. (Photo: WRPS) (Jan. 1, 2020)

A loaded handgun and suspected cocaine were seized by regional police after the arrest of three men.

Officials received a report from a resident around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday of three males in possession of a firearm in the area of Ingleside Drive and Hazelglen Drive in Kitchener.

Police responded to the area, performed the arrests, and conducted an investigation.

A 22-year-old Kitchener man has been charged with a number of firearm-related offences as well as possession of a controlled substance with the purpose of trafficking.

A 21-year-old man from Kitchener has been charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The third man was released without charges.

A call from a concerned citizen and a quick response from patrol officers led to the seizure of a loaded handgun and suspected cocaine. Great work by everyone involved.
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— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) January 1, 2020