Hamilton, Ontario,

Police Seize Illicit Drugs during Suspicious Vehicle Investigation

The investigation of a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrest of a wanted party along with the seizure of a substantial amount of illicit drugs.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., police received information about a suspicious vehicle that was idling near the intersection of Hunter Street and Caroline Street South. The vehicle had been there for several hours. Once on scene, police located a male driver sleeping inside a black Hyundai Accent. The male was woken up and verbally identified himself. Through investigation, police learned an arrest warrant existed for the male with another police agency. The male was arrested on the strength of the warrant and searched. During the search, police located a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and cash in his possession. A search of the immediate area around the driver’s seat revealed he was also in possession of additional illicit drugs.

The male was taken into police custody and appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse yesterday. The drugs, cash and other evidence were lodged for future court proceeding purposes. Police believe the street value of the methamphetamine is $45,000. 


  • Methamphetamine - 397grams
  • Cocaine - 25 grams
  • Fentanyl - 1.5 grams 
  • Canadian currency approximately $1100
  • Two cell phones
  • Drug paraphernalia


  • Stephen Dean, 42-years-of-age from Hamilton


  • Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - Fentanyl
  • Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – Methamphetamine
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Fail to comply probation X2
  • Fai to comply court order X2
  • Fail to comply recognizance

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