OTTAWA -- Ottawa Police say two men from Montreal are facing a variety of firearms charges after cops seized a loaded handgun from a car Thursday night.

Officers pulled the car over for a Highway Traffic Act violation near Hunt Club and Uplands at around 11:00 p.m. The driver was arrested and that’s when police allege the handgun was found.

Igale Issa, 21, and Juvante Rowe, 19, both from Montreal are each facing the following counts:

  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Possession of an unregistered restricted weapon
  • Possession of a restricted weapon other than place shown on registration
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime