Police Seize Loaded Shotgun During Overnight Traffic Stop
An overnight vehicle stop in the area of Birge Street and Victoria Avenue North has led to the seizure of a firearm, illicit drugs and the arrest of a 22-year-old Hamilton man.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, January 13, 2022, while conducting proactive patrol Hamilton Police observed a driver violate the Highway Traffic Act, subsequently a traffic stop was conducted and a 22-year-old male arrested.
The vehicle, a grey Toyota Camry was reported stolen. The vehicle was seized for further investigation, as a result police located a quantity of illicit drugs including methamphetamine and fentanyl. Police also located a loaded modified prohibited shotgun inside the vehicle.
· 22 years-of-age
· Held for bail hearing, John Sopinka Courthouse
· Flight from Peace Officer
· Dangerous Operation
· Possession Under $5000
· Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
· Possession for the purpose – Methamphetamine
· Possession for the purpose – Fentanyl
· Possession for the purpose - Psilocybin Mushrooms
· Unauthorized possession of Firearm
· Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
· Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was Firearm
· Careless Transport of Firearm
· Four counts of Fail to Comply Probation
· Two counts of Fail to Comply Firearm prohibition
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