Hamilton, Ontario,

Heroin Dealer Arrested During Disturbance Investigation

The Hamilton Police Service has arrested Austin Vansickle for trafficking heroin after being called to an address in the east end for a disturbance. Vansickle appeared in court earlier today.

On Friday, November 1, 2019, shortly before 3:00 a.m., Hamilton Police responded to reports of a disturbance at a residence in the area of Congress Court and Mount Albion Road. Initial information provided to police noted a physical altercation and a male yelling.

Once on scene, police observed a male exit the residence and when he realized the police were present he fled. Police issued instructions to stop running but the male continued as he attempted to remove items from the inside of his pants. After a short foot pursuit, the male was caught by police. He was detained while police investigated the disturbance. During that time, police identified the male was in possession of a black satchel which contained illicit drugs and a large sum of cash.

The male was placed under arrest for the possession of the drugs. He was taken into police custody where further investigation revealed he was bound by a court order. His arrest signified a violation of the order.

The male was held for a bail hearing. He appeared in court earlier today to answer to the charges of trafficking heroin, possession of proceeds of crime and fail to comply with a court order.

The illicit drugs and cash were seized as evidence.

Police were able to locate signs of a disturbance in the area of the residence; however, there were no complainants.


  • Purple Heroin -  62 grams
  • Canadian Currency, excess of $10,000


  • Austin Vansickle, 22-years-of-age from Hamilton


  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Heroin
  • Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000
  • Fail to comply probation

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to call 905-546-2963.

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