Hamilton, Ontario,
20
February
2020
|
17:52
America/New_York

Police Seize Guns and Drugs during Search Warrant Execution

Seized During Search Warrant

A Hamilton couple was arrested yesterday after a lengthy drug investigation on the Hamilton Mountain. They are scheduled to appear in court later today.

Members of the Hamilton Police Gangs and Weapons Enforcement Unit commenced an investigation focusing on a mountain residence and its occupants.

On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, an application for a Controlled Drugs and Substance search warrant was submitted to the courts. The warrant was granted the same day for a residence in the area of the Red Hill Valley Expressway and Mud Street West as well as two associated vehicles.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m., a male related to the identified residence was observed operating a vehicle in the area of Stone Church Road and Upper Ottawa Street. With assistance from the Emergency Response Unit he was arrested without incident and taken into police custody. While conducting the arrest procedure, police located a mixture of fentanyl and heroin. A short time later, the second party related to the identified residence returned and she was arrested without incident. During the execution of the warrant, police located loaded firearms, illicit drugs and other evidence to support the trafficking of illicit drugs. All items were seized as evidence and lodged for court proceedings.

A 29-year-old Hamilton man and 33-year-old Hamilton woman are scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse later today to answer to several criminal charges.

SEIZED

  • Loaded handgun X2 – Glock
  • Ammunition
  • Cocaine – Street value $3910
  • Fentanyl- Street value $4800
  • Hydromorphone pills – Street value $280
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian Currency

CHARGED

  • Hamilton man, 29-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Possession of controlled substance for trafficking – Fentanyl/Heroin
  • Possession of controlled substance for trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession contrary to court order X3
  • Possession contrary to prohibition order x 2
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000
  • Several firearms-related charges

CHARGED

  • Hamilton woman, 33-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Possession of proceeds of crime over $5000
  • Possession of controlled substance for trafficking – Cocaine
  • Several firearms-related charges

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jason Cattle by calling 905-546-3887.

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