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

·         Hamilton

·         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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