Drug Dealer Nabbed at Traffic Stop
A 43-year-old Hamilton man is scheduled to appear in court today to answer to several charges after police observed him operating a vehicle with no rear licence plate. He was arrested and found to be in possession of illicit drugs, a pellet gun, cash and his driver’s licence was suspended.
On Sunday, June 9, 2019, shortly after 8:00 a.m., while on proactive patrol, police observed a black pick-up truck operating in the area of Barton Street East and Kensington Avenue North. The officer’s attention was drawn to the fact the vehicle was travelling faster than others. At that time it was noted the vehicle was not displaying a rear licence plate. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver failed to produce the necessary documents.
Through investigation, police determined the driver’s licence was suspended. He was placed under arrest and while police conducted a search of him he was found to be in possession of approximately 5 grams of Methamphetamine. He was advised of the additional charge.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of the following:
- Methamphetamine – 6 grams
- Black pellet
- Bear spray
- Drug paraphernalia
- Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
The driver was taken into police custody where police learned he was bound by several court orders. His arrest signified violations to those orders. He was advised of the additional charges.
The male is scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse on Monday, June 10, 2019, to answer to the charges.
The vehicle was seized for seven days in accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.
The pellet gun and bear spray were submitted for destruction.
- Hamilton man, 43-years-of-age
- Possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
- Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
- Drive while under suspension
- Fail to comply recognizance X2
- Fail to comply probation X2