Hamilton, Ontario,
26
February
2020
|
08:23
America/New_York

Police Seize Drugs and Weapons from Cyclist

Seized During Traffic Stop

Early this morning officers on proactive patrol investigated a cyclist for a Highway Traffic Act violation. The investigation resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs and prohibited weapons. The cyclist will appear in court later today.

On Wednesday, February 20, 2020, shortly after 1:30 a.m., police observed a cyclist travelling eastbound on Campbell Avenue approaching Rosslyn Avenue. The bicycle did not have an operating lighting system which was in violation of the Highway Traffic Act. A traffic stop was conducted at the above-mentioned intersection. The male rider failed to follow police instructions and became evasive in his responses. Through continued investigation, police learned he was in possession of illicit drugs and prohibited weapons. The male was arrested and the evidence was seized.

A 21-year-old Hamilton man is scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today to answer to several criminal charges.

SEIZED

  • Prohibited weapon – spring-loaded knife
  • Prohibited weapon – brass knuckles
  • Prohibited weapon – brass knuckles with knife attached

Undisclosed amount of the following drugs:

  • Psilocybin mushrooms
  • Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Tylenol 3 with Codeine
  • Vyvanse 50 mg capsules

CHARGED

  • Hamilton man, 21-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon X3
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking X2 (Methamphetamine, Psilocybin)
  • Possession of controlled substance – Tylenol with Codeine
  • Fail to comply probation X2

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact the Division 20 Staff Sergeant’s office by calling 905-546-2963.

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