Illicit Drugs and Imitation Firearm Seized at Traffic Stop
Hamilton Police investigated a pick-up truck after the driver attempted to avoid police. This led to the arrest of three males and the seizure of illicit drugs and an imitation firearm.
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, shortly before midnight, Hamilton Police officers were on proactive patrol at the intersection of Ferguson Avenue North and Rebecca Street when they observed a grey 2000 GMC Sierra pick-up truck. The driver made a last minute decision to change the vehicle’s direction to avoid police. Several attempts were made to obtain the licence plate; however, it was obstructed by a tinted plate cover. A traffic stop was conducted and due to the vehicle’s dark tinted windows, police were unable to confirm the number of occupants and if they were wearing their seatbelts. Due to an inoperable window, the front passenger door was opened by an occupant at which time police noted the presence of a firearm inside the cabin. The vehicle’s occupants were immediately arrested and removed as police conducted an investigation. The firearm was examined and found to be an imitation.
The driver, a 37-year-old Dunnville man, provided several documents to police. At the same time, an undisclosed amount of crystal meth was located within his possession. He was advised of the drug charge and was released with a future court date of Wednesday, May 22, 2019. He was also issued a ticket in relation to the obstructed licence plate.
There were also two passengers in the vehicle. The rear seat passenger was released unconditionally and an investigation into the front seat passenger continued. He was searched and found to be in possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Police also learned he was bound by two court orders and was in violation of existing conditions.
A 29-year-old Hamilton man was taken into police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, April 12, 2019, to answer the charges.
- Imitation firearm
- Undisclosed amount of Crystal meth
- 21 unknown pills sent for analysis
- Undisclosed amount of Fentanyl
- Drug paraphernalia
- Dunnville man, 37-years-of-age
- Possession of controlled substance-Methamphetamine
- Provincial Offence Notice – Obstruct plate
- Hamilton man, 29-years-of-age
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking- Opioid
- Fail to comply recognizance X2
- Fail to comply probation X2