Hamilton, Ontario,

Port Colborne Couple Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Hamilton Police on proactive patrol charged a Port Colborne couple with drug trafficking after the officer noticed the vehicle’s validation sticker had expired. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer observed several illicit drugs in plain view. The vehicle’s occupants were arrested for trafficking drugs and appeared in court over the weekend.

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, shortly after 12:30 a.m., police observed a white Jeep Patriot travelling westbound on Barton Street at Sherman Avenue East with an expired validation sticker. A traffic stop was conducted during which time police observed illicit drugs and paraphernalia in the cabin of the vehicle. The driver and passenger were very evasive in their responses and were arrested.

Police seized illicit drugs, drug paraphernalia, Canadian currency and a prohibited weapon all evidence to support the trafficking of drugs.

The occupants were arrested without incident and held for a bail hearing, they appeared in court on January 6, 2019, to answer to several charges.


  • Purple Heroin- 20 grams
  • Crystal Meth- 22 grams
  • Heroin- 20 grams
  • Cocaine- 7 grams
  • Hydromorph various milligrams- 78 pills
  • Unknown Substance (to be tested)- 16grams
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency
  • Prohibited switchblade knife


Robert BROWN 36 years, from Port Colborne


  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking x4
  • Proceeds of Crime - Under $5,00
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon – Switchblade
  • Issued Provincial Offence Notice for Validation Tag violation


Brandy CICHOCKI 29 years, from Port Colborne


  • Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking x4