Hamilton, Ontario ,
12
February
2020
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12:57
America/New_York

Handgun Found In Passenger's Waistband During Traffic Stop

20-536864

Hamilton Police conducted a traffic stop in downtown Hamilton and located a concealed handgun in the passenger’s waistband along with drugs and money. Two males have been brought into custody and charged with numerous criminal offences.

On February 11, 2020, shortly after 12:00 p.m., police noticed a grey coloured BMW travelling west on Barton Street. The vehicle plate was registered to a resident outside of Hamilton and the occupants did not match the registered owner’s age or description. Police stopped the vehicle at the intersection of King Street East and Wellington Street South in Hamilton.

The driver acknowledged he was driving with a G1 license which allowed the opportunity for Police to verify if the passenger was properly licensed to accompany the driver.

When the passenger stepped outside the vehicle, he ran from police but was caught a short distance away in the area of King Street East and Wellington Street North. The unknown male actively resisted police and made several attempts to reach towards his waistband. Police were able to safely arrest the male. During the search police located a loaded handgun inside his waistband along with drugs and money.

The other officers that remained placed the driver under arrest for drug and firearm-related offences. 

The two males were brought back to Central Custody with their bail opposed.

Seized Items:

  • Handgun - Glock 23, semi-automatic
  • Ammunition
  • 53.8 grams of fentanyl
  • 3.4 grams of marijuana
  • 4.6 grams of cocaine
  • 6.4 grams unknown narcotics
  • Cell Phones x 2
  • Cash

Charged: Monroe Blackwood (22-years-old) No Fixed Address

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Prohibited firearm-loaded/unloaded
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Carrying concealed weapon
  • Possession of a firearm with altered serial number
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl/heroin
  • Proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Possession Contrary to Order x 3

Charged: Trevon Bryan (20-years-old) Dundas resident

  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Proceeds of Crime under $5000
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Driving vehicle or boat with cannabis

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to call Staff Sergeant Michelle Wiley at (905)546-2003.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com