Dummy grenades found during Cornwall area Highway 401 traffic stop

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SOUTH GLENGARRY – The OPP bomb squad was called in Tuesday morning to a traffic stop for what turned out to be a couple of dummy hand grenades.

The driver from the Owen Sound area is facing 20 charges in connection to what happened.

Police say they stopped an SUV in the eastbound lanes for speeding around 6:30 a.m.

They say they found a loaded handgun, “police related” clothing and gear and what appeared to be a hand grenade.

“It was confirmed that two devices found were inert hand grenades (unable to explode),” the OPP said.

Gough Lewis, 56, of Meaford, Ont. is facing charges including unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of cocaine, transporting a restricted weapon and dangerous driving.

As of Friday afternoon, Lewis was still in jail awaiting a bail hearing.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 401, east of Cornwall, had to be closed most of Tuesday for the bomb squad work and the subsequent investigation.

There were no reported injuries.