Drug Dealer Arrested in Stolen Pick-up Truck
A 22-year-old Stoney Creek man appeared in court yesterday to answer to several charges after police investigated a suspicious vehicle stationed on a median.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, shortly before 6:30 a.m., Hamilton Police received information about a pick-up truck on a median near 1014 Main Street West.
Once on scene, officers located the driver asleep at the wheel with the vehicle in gear. At the time, police believed the driver's condition involved a level of impairment and he was arrested. A search was conducted and a quantity of crystal meth was located on the driver. As police searched the cabin area of the vehicle, damage to the ignition was observed along with the presence of burglary tools.
An investigation into the vehicle confirmed it was reported stolen on October 28, 2019.
The driver, a 22-year-old Stoney Creek male was taken into police custody. Further investigation, revealed his condition did not include any impairment. A background check identified an outstanding warrant for his arrest along with the fact he was bound by court orders. His arrest signified violations to those orders.
The male was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse later in the day, to answer to several criminal charges.
The registered owner was made aware of the vehicle’s recovery.
- 107 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine
- Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
- Drug paraphernalia
- Break and enter tools
- Michael Porter, 22-years-of age from Stoney Creek
- Possession of the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of stolen property over $5000
- Possession of burglary tools
- Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
- Fail to comply recognizance X4
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact police by calling 905-546-4725.
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