Drug Dealers Arrested and Stolen Auto Recovered During Police Surveillance
Hamilton Police assisted a neighbouring agency with an investigation that resulted in two males being arrested in relation to drugs, weapon and stolen property charges.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, shortly after 9:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to the area of Wilson Street and Wellington Street North to assist a neghbouring police agency with an investigation. Once on scene, police received information which detailed their surveillance of a 17-year-old male suspect from Hamilton. While monitoring the male, a second male operating a Kia Forte drove up to the suspect. A background check was conducted on the vehicle and it was learned it had been reported stolen by Hamilton Police. The two males were arrested for possession of stolen property. Through investigation police located illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia, bear spray and evidence to suspect trafficking of drugs within the vehicle. All items with evidentiary value were seized by police.
The driver of the Kia Forte, a 21-year-old-man from Hamilton was turned over to Hamilton Police. He was subsequently taken into police custody and will be charged accordingly. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to answer to several charges.
The 17-year-old-male was taken into custody by the neighbouring agency in relation to their initial investigation. The male will be summonsed to court in the near future to answer to the identical charges laid against the 21-year-old.
The owner of the Kia Forte was contacted by police, attended the scene and the vehicle was returned to her.
- Cocaine 6.5 grams
- GHB 67 grams
- Bear Spray
- An undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
- Drug paraphernalia
- Hamilton man, 21-years-of-age
- Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - GHB
- Possession prohibited weapon – Bear spray
- Possession of stolen property over $5000