Hamilton, Ontario,

Police Seize Gun and Drugs

Hamilton Police have seized a firearm and a large quantity of street drugs following the arrest of a 29-year-old male.

On Saturday, December 31st, 2022, around 8:30 p.m., Hamilton Police received a 911 call for a male with a weapon, in the area of Main Street East and Wexford Avenue.  Police responded to the area, located the male holding the weapon and safely arrested him. 

During the investigation, police also located a firearm, a large quantity of street drugs, drug paraphernalia, and money in the male’s possession.  The following items have been seized:

  • One prohibited shotgun
  • Hash – 66.8 g
  • Fentanyl – 157.6 g
  • Cocaine – 28.5 g
  • Crystal Meth – 1.9 g 
  • A digital scale
  • Empty drug bags
  • A large amount of Canadian and Czech currency

 As a result of the investigation, the man has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Careless use of a Firearm
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon  
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm  
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing it is Unauthorized  
  • Unauthorized Possession in a Motor Vehicle  
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Possession for the Purpose Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose Crystal Meth
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Fail to Comply Adult Probation Order