Cannabis Delivery Driver Arrested
A 21-year-old Hamilton man is facing charges related to illegal cannabis sales after police observed him selling the drugs from his car.
On Saturday, October 3, 2020, shortly after 2:30 p.m., a Hamilton Police officer was in the area of Barton Street East and Harmony Avenue when they observed a white Honda Civic parked at the side of the road. A female approached the vehicle and was handed a brown paper bag by the male driver. She then walked away with the bag.
The officer investigated the status of the vehicle. It revealed the registered owner was currently on criminal charges for an illegal commercial entry. A traffic stop was conducted and as the officer approached, they detected the odour of fresh cannabis. Cash, receipts and a large food delivery bag with a well-known business name printed on the side, were observed on the front passenger seat. Through continued investigation, police determined the male was providing a delivering service for cannabis sales.
A 21-year-old Hamilton man was arrested without incident and taken into police custody. He was later released with a future court date of Wednesday, December 9, 2020, where he will face charges related to illegal cannabis sales.
Police seized drugs, cash and other documents as evidence.
The estimated value of the drugs seized is believed to be more than $600.00. All of the products did not have government-approved packaging or were equipped with appropriate legal branding.
- Various cannabis edibles
- Cannabis cigarettes
- Cannabis bud
- Cannabis oil
- Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
- Hamilton man, 21–years-of-age
- Possession proceeds of crime under $5000
- Possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact the East End Station Staff Sergeant’s Office by calling 905-546-2963.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com