Hamilton,
23
June
2020
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15:53
America/New_York

Drug Cash and Weapons Seized from Alleged Hotel Drug Dealer

Drug Seizure

A proactive investigation by Hamilton Police has resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs, cash and prohibited weapons.

In June of 2020, Hamilton Police began a drug investigation into illicit drug activity at local hotels. Their investigation led them to a suspect they believed was dealing large amounts of illicit narcotics.

On Friday, June 19, 2020, search warrant was granted in regards to a hotel room located at a hotel in the area of the QEW and Centennial Parkway North.

A short time later, police were in the hotel parking lot observing the suspect’s vehicle. They observed the suspect and a second male inside this vehicle. The parties were arrested without incident. A search of one male revealed he was in possession of illicit drugs and the second male was in possession of cash.

A search of the vehicle also recovered a number of illicit drugs and two prohibited weapons.

Hamilton Police Vice and Drug investigators then attended the hotel room where the suspect was staying and executed the search warrant. Inside, police located illicit drugs, cash and additional evidence to support drug trafficking.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of over $29,000 in Canadian currency and illicit drugs with a street value of $82,580.

The two males were taken into police custody and appeared for a bail hearing on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

SEIZED

Fentanyl valued at $39,000

Methamphetamine valued at $24,750

Cocaine valued at $15,800

Oxycodone pills valued at $900

GHB valued at $2000

Hydromorphone pills valued at $70

Ecstasy pills valued at $60

CHARGED

Jesse CARTER, 25-year-old male of no fixed address

CHARGES

Possession for the purpose of trafficking -Methamphetamine (Joint)

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Oxycodone (Joint)

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Gamma Hydroxybutyrate-GHB (Joint)

Possession of a prohibited weapon - Conductive Energy Weapon (Joint)

Possession of a prohibited weapon - Brass Knuckles (Joint)

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine

Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Fentanyl

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Gamma Hydroxybutyrate-GHB

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Oxycodone

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) (Ecstasy)

Possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000

CHARGED

Joshua FORBES, 26-year-old male from Hamilton

CHARGES

Possession for the purpose of trafficking -Methamphetamine (Joint)

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Oxycodone (Joint)

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Gamma Hydroxybutyrate-GHB (Joint)

Possession of a prohibited weapon - Conductive Energy Weapon (Joint)

Possession of a prohibited weapon - Brass Knuckles (Joint)

Possession Contrary to Order- Brass Knuckles

Possession Contrary to Order- Conductive Energy Weapon

Fail to Comply with Release Order, Do Not Possess Weapon- Brass Knuckles

Fail to Comply with Release Order, Do Not Possess Weapon- Conductive Energy Weapon

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Oxycodone

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Fentanyl

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Hydromorphone

Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000

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 by calling 905-546-3887.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com