Hamilton, Ontario,
07
August
2019
|
16:30
America/New_York

Late Night Proactive Traffic Stop Nabs Alleged Drug Dealer

While on proactive patrol, a Hamilton Police Officer observed a couple acting suspiciously in the area of Caroline Street and Jackson Street. They entered a vehicle and were stopped by police. The traffic stop revealed the presence of illicit drugs, money and prohibited weapons. A 36-year-old Brantford man will be appearing in court later today in relation to the investigation.

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, shortly before midnight, a Hamilton Police Officer on proactive patrol was in the area of Caroline Street and Jackson Street West when a couple walking along Caroline was observed acting in a suspicious manner. The male was carrying a brown knapsack as he entered a parked Volkswagen Jetta on the driver’s side and the female entered the front passenger area. An investigation into the vehicle licence plate confirmed the registered owner was a suspended driver from Brantford Ontario.

A traffic stop was conducted near the intersection stated above and the driver provided the necessary driving documents. It was confirmed he was not the registered owner of the vehicle; however, his licence had been suspended as well by the Ministry of Transportation. An investigation into the female confirmed her identity and the fact the driver was bound by a court order that prohibited him from being in her company. The driver was arrested for the court violation. During the search of the male, police located brass knuckles in his possession. The knapsack he was carrying was searched as well and police located several items which included illicit drugs, another prohibited weapon, cell phones etc. The knapsack and its contents were seized for evidence.

The 36-year-old Brantford man was taken into police custody and advised of the additional charges related to the items located in the knapsack along with violations to court orders. He is scheduled to appear in court today at the John Sopinka Courthouse to answer to the charges.

The vehicle was seized by police and will be turned over to the registered owner.

SEIZED

  • Methamphetamine – 7 grams
  • Oxycodone pills - 13
  • Cocaine powder - 0.5 grams
  • Telecommunication devices – several
  • Loaded Smith and Wesson BB gun
  • Conductive Energy Weapon
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
  • Undisclosed amount of US currency

CHARGED

  • 36-year-old male from Brantford

CHARGES

  • Possession of prohibited weapon X2
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking  - Cocaine
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Oxycodone
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Fail to comply recognizance X5
  • Drive while under suspension 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact the Central 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