Hamilton Police Arrest Youth for Trafficking Illicit Drugs

Hamilton Police have arrested a 15-year-old male from Hamilton, who is now facing multiple charges related to drug trafficking and proceeds of crime.

On the morning of Wednesday, November 29, 2023, just before 11:00 a.m., Hamilton Police received information indicating the presence of a male, potentially armed, on the premises of Bernie Custis Public Secondary School. While responding to the call for service, additional information revealed that the individual had entered a vehicle, which subsequently left the area. The vehicle was immediately located at a nearby gas station with five occupants, all of whom were apprehended due to the initial suspicion of a firearm. However, no firearm was found in the vehicle, and further details indicated that the weapon had been left in the school within a bag.

In the interest of safety, Bernie Custis Public Secondary School, the recreation center, and Jimmy Thompson Pool were placed under lockdown for several hours as the police conducted a thorough search. Fortunately, everyone remained safe during this process.

The 15-year-old male, identified as a student of Bernie Custis Public Secondary School, is now facing the following charges:

·        CDSA 5(2) YPC Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Cocaine

·        CDSA 5(2) YPC Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Fentanyl

·        CC YPC Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000

Hamilton Police extend their gratitude to the community, witnesses, school staff, students, and everyone involved for their cooperation and assistance throughout the investigation, ensuring the safety of all parties involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Candice Culp 905-546-2907.
For those who wish to provide information anonymously, please consider reaching out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at Crime Stoppers Hamilton's Website.