Ancaster Man Facing an Emergency Order and Drug Trafficking Charge
Hamilton Police have charged an Ancaster man with drug trafficking and for violating the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act after a mobile investigation.
On Friday, March 27, 2020, members of the Hamilton Police Drug Unit were in the area of Main Street East and Sanford Avenue South when they observed a black Jeep Grand Cherokee being operated in an aggressive manner. An investigation into the vehicle confirmed it was plated improperly. Officers began monitoring the vehicle and observed the vehicle operator make several stops to conduct drug transactions. Shortly before 8:00 p.m., the vehicle stopped at a commercial business near Main Street West and Norfolk Street South. As a result of observations made of the driver’s actions, he was arrested for drug trafficking. During a search of the male, police located further evidence to support criminal charges.
Currently, due to COVID-19, a declaration of emergency has been enacted under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. A condition under the order includes all non-essential businesses to cease functioning. As a result of trafficking drugs in the community, the male was informed he would be charged for violating the order and was issued a provincial offence ticket. If found guilty, the penalty can include a $750 fine and service charges.
The male was taken into custody and his matter was addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse on Saturday, March 28.
Evidence seized by police has been secured for future court proceedings.
• Cocaine valued at $3400.00
• $5690.00 in Canadian currency
• $20 in American currency
• Nicholas Deschenes, 29-years-of-age from Ancaster
• Possession for the proceeds for trafficking - cocaine
• Possession of proceeds Over $5000 – Canadian
• Possession of proceeds Under $5000 – American
• Emergency Management & Civil Protection Act
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jason Cattle at 905-546-3887.
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