Investigation into Bad Driver Results in Cocaine and Fentanyl Recovery
After cutting off a vehicle, the driver was investigated and found to be in possession of drugs and cash. He is now facing charges related to drug trafficking, refusal to provide a breath sample and disobeying a court order. His mater is scheduled to be brought before the courts later today.
On Sunday, June 7, 2020, shortly after 10:00 p.m., while on proactive patrol a Hamilton Police officer observed a grey Honda Civic cut off another vehicle as it proceeded southbound on Queen Street from York Boulevard. The officer followed the vehicle gathering information. A traffic stop was conducted on King Street West at Queen Street North. The driver provided the appropriate documentation which confirmed he held a valid G2 driver status. While interacting with the driver, the officer detected an odour of alcohol coming from him.
Through continued investigation, the officer learned the driver was also in violation of a court-ordered curfew condition. The driver was arrested and searched. He was found to be in possession of a large sum of money. He subsequently refused to comply with providing a roadside breath sample.
A search of the driver’s area in the vehicle revealed the presence of a small powdery substance believed to be cocaine on the driver’s seat. As well, drug paraphernalia and a black satchel containing illicit drugs were discovered. Police seized the item as evidence.
The driver, a 21-year-old Hamilton man was taken into police custody. He was held for a bail hearing and his matter is scheduled to be addressed at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today.
- Cocaine Valued at $8360
- Fentanyl Valued at $572
- Canadian currency $1250
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Hamilton man, 21-years-of-age
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Fentanyl
- Possession of proceeds under $5000
- Fail to comply with breath demand
- Disobey court order
- Fail to signal lane change
- Possess more than one licence
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact The Central Station Staff Sergeant’s Office by calling 905-546-4725.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com