Police Seize Loaded Firearm with Auto Switch, Extended Magazine, and Fentanyl


Thanks to the vigilant actions of a conscientious citizen, Hamilton Police have successfully arrested two males and removed a loaded firearm, ammunition, and illicit drugs from our city streets. The swift response of this community member has played a crucial role in enhancing the safety and well-being of our city.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, just after 10:00 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to a call in the area of Mountain Avenue North and Jones Street following a concerned citizen's alert. The citizen reported observing two males walking south on Mountain Avenue, with one of them appearing to be in possession of a firearm.

Promptly responding to the call, officers conducted a thorough search of the area, resulting in the arrest of a 17-year-old male and a 19-year-old male.

Upon searching the 17-year-old,  police discovered a loaded Glock handgun equipped with a full auto switch, an extended magazine carrying 28 rounds of ammunition, $1500 in Canadian Currency, and  500 grams of Fentanyl.

Charges for the 17-year-old male from Toronto include:

  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession for the Purpose of Schedule 1-Fentanyl
  • Two Counts of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm (Loaded)
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

The 19-year-old male from Hamilton faces the following charges:

  • Fail to Comply with Youth Sentence
  • Disobey Court Order
  • Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Both males remain in custody.

If you possess any information that may aid the ongoing investigation, please contact Detective Sergeant Candace Culp at 905-546-2907. 

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