Hamilton, Ontario,
19
July
2019
|
22:35
America/New_York

Illegal Drugs and Weapons Seized During Search Warrant Execution

Hamilton Police remain committed to addressing the illegal drug trade and gun violence. After receiving information about drug activity, Hamilton Police entered into the investigation of a Central Hamilton residence.  

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Hamilton Police applied for and was granted a search warrant for a residence in the area of for Cannon Street East and Sherman Avenue North.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., Andrew Erneston was observed exiting the residence and was arrested. He was found to be in possession of a conducted energy weapon and an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency.  A short time later, members of the Gangs Weapons Enforcement, Vice and Drugs and Emergency Response Units entered the residence and executed the search warrant. Brittany Lupton was located inside the residence and was found to be in possession of Fentanyl and a prohibited weapon.

During the search, Hamilton Police seized the following items:

  • Flick knives X3
  • Conducted energy weapons X2
  • Crossbow 
  • Num Chucks
  • Ammunition
  • Airsoft guns X6 
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
  • Codeine pills X84
  • Psilocybin - 35 grams
  • Purple heroin (mixture of Fentanyl and Heroin) -12 grams 
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Beer bottles (X4) believed to be Molotov cocktails-sent for analysis (pending results, additional charges could be laid)

CHARGED

  • Andrew Ernestsons, male 33-years of age from Hamilton
  • Britney Lupton, female 29-years-of -age from Hamilton  

JOINT CHARGES

  • Possession of controlled substance-Codeine
  • Possession of controlled substance-Fentanyl
  • Possession of controlled substance-Heroin
  • Possession of controlled substance-Psilocybin
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon - Conducted Energy Weapon
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon - Hand Crossbow
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon - Num Chucks
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon X3 - Flick Knives

ADDITIONAL CHARGES - ERNESTON

  • Possession of a prohibited weapon - Conducted Energy Weapon
  • Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order X6

Erneston and Lupton appeared at the  John Sopinka Courthouse on Thursday, July 18, 2019, to answer to the charges. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jason Cattle by calling 905-546-3887.

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