Drugs and Loaded Firearm Seized after Stop Sign Violation
Proactive stop sign enforcement led to the arrest of an alleged drug dealer and the seizure of a loaded firearm, ammunition, cash and illicit drugs. A 19-year-old Hamilton man will appear in court later today.
On Monday, March 16, 2020, shortly before 6:00 p.m., a Hamilton Police officer set up for proactive stop sign enforcement at the intersection of Caroline Street South and Bold Street. At that time he observed a Toyota Corolla sedan commit a violation. The vehicle continued onward into a nearby parking lot. As the officer approached the vehicle, the occupants fled. The officer was able to engage the driver who resisted arrest. During the altercation, a loaded handgun that was in possession of the driver fell to the ground along with ammunition and cell phones. The driver was secured and additional officers responded for assistance.
Through further investigation, police determined the driver was in possession of illicit drugs, an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency and other evidence to support the trafficking of drugs.
The driver, a 19-year-old Hamilton man was taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing. He is scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse today, to answer to several criminal charges.
The vehicle was seized by police.
- Canadian currency
- Loaded Firearm
- Cell phones
- Hamilton man, 19-years-of-age
- Several firearm-related offences
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Heroin/Fentanyl
- Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
- Several violations to court orders
- Resist Arrest
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Division One Staff Sergeant’s Office by calling 905-546-4725.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com