Hamilton, Ontario,
29
November
2019
|
20:35
America/New_York

Police Seize Loaded Handgun, Drugs and Cash during Drug Investigation

Seized

A firearm, illicit drugs, cash and other evidence to support the trafficking of drugs were seized after a police investigation. Five males were arrested and are now facing numerous criminal charges

On Thursday, November 28, 2019, shortly before 11: 00 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Parkdale Avenue North and Barton Street East, on a Mazda 3 sedan that was believed to be involved in criminal activity. The registered owner of the Mazda 3 was a suspended driver. The driver was confirmed to be the registered owner during which time illicit drugs and paraphernalia were observed in plain view. The five males inside the vehicle were arrested. Further investigation revealed the presence of additional drugs, multiple cellphones, cash and a loaded firearm.

The five males were taken into police custody and are scheduled to appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse today to answer to several criminal charges.

Evidence collected at the scene was seized for court proceedings.

SEIZED

Asp

Cellphones X 5

Canadian currency approximately $3800

Cocaine – undisclosed amount

Fentanyl – undisclosed amount

Heroin – undisclosed amount

Xanax – undisclosed amount

Ruger P85 Handgun

Ammunition

CHARGED

Burlington man, 28-years-of age

Hamilton man, 22-years-of-age

Male of no fixed address, 20-years-of-age

Male of no fixed address, 18-years-of-age

Male of no fixed address, 32-years-of-age

CHARGES

All males charged with the following:

Firearm-related offences X5

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Fentanyl

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Heroin

Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine

Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Xanax

Possession proceeds of crime

 

Hamilton man (22 yrs) also charged

Probation related charges

Weapon related charges

 

NFA man (32yrs) also charged

Weapon related charges

 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact 905-546-2907.

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