Police Seize Drugs and Arrest Stunt Driver at Overnight Traffic Stops
Two overnight traffic stops led to the arrest of a stunt driver and the seizure of drugs, paraphernalia and a number of unmarked cigarettes.
On Monday, March 4, 2019, shortly after 1:00 a.m., police were conducting speed enforcement on westbound traffic at Queenston Road east of Red Hill Valley Parkway. At that time a black Toyota Camry was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. The investigation revealed the vehicle was operating at 145 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver a 23- year-old Hamilton man was arrested for Stunt Driving.
The driver was issued a court summons for Stunt Driving. He is scheduled to appear in court in early April. The vehicle which is co-registered has been impounded for seven days.
- 23-year-old male from Hamilton
- Drive motor vehicle - Perform Stunt - speeding by 50 or more km/hr
On Monday, March 4, 2019, shortly before 12:00 a.m., while on proactive patrol, police observed as a grey Chevrolet Cruze travelling southbound on Kenilworth Avenue South approaching Monterey Avenue. The vehicle appeared to be travelling at a high rate of speed.
A traffic stop was conducted and during the conversation with the driver, the officer noted the fresh odour of cannabis from the motor vehicle's cabin area. Police then observed a small plastic bag of cannabis protruding from the sweatshirt pocket of the driver, which appeared to be unsealed. Through investigation, police seized a second bag of cannabis from within the cabin along with a plastic jar containing crack cocaine, over 500 unmarked cigarettes and drug paraphernalia.
The driver was subsequently arrested.
- 525 unmarked cigarettes
- 21 grams of crack cocaine
- 16 grams of cannabis
- 23-year-old male from Caister Centre
- Possession of Controlled Substance-Cocaine
- Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available – Cannabis Control Act
- Possess Unmarked Cigarettes – Tobacco Tax Act