Hamilton, Ontario,

Proactive Traffic Stops Result in Drug Arrests

Two proactive traffic stops, two hours apart resulted in the arrest of three adults and the seizure of illicit drugs.

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m. while on proactive patrol police observed a grey Chevrolet Cruise sedan on Sanford Avenue at Cannon Street East. The vehicle made a prohibited left turn and the officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver did not stop the vehicle but continued onwards pulling into a side street which ended up being a dead end. The driver exited his vehicle and followed police commands. As the officer began to secure the driver for the arrest of flight from police, he resisted. With the assistance of a witness who was walking by, the driver was secured as other officers arrived.

The male was searched and found to be in possession of illicit drugs including fentanyl and heroin. Through further investigation, police learned he was also in possession of cocaine and cash.

A check of the driver’s background revealed he was bound by a probation order as well as several driving suspensions.

The 44-year-old driver was taken into police custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today to answer to several charges


  • Purple heroin/fentanyl 4.2 grams
  • Cocaine 3 grams
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency


  • Hamilton man, 44-years-of-age


  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking -
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking -
  • Possession proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Resist Arrest
  • Flight from police
  • Operate motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Fail to comply probation X2

Burlington Couple Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Shortly after 7:00 p.m., an officer observed a white Honda Accord travelling northbound on Wentworth Street North near Barton Street East. He recognized the vehicle from a previous traffic stop he conducted months prior where the driver was bound by several court orders and had an existing out of province warrant of arrest.

The vehicle was travelling in the opposite direction so the officer turned his police vehicle around and located the Honda Accord parked unoccupied near the above-mentioned intersection. The male and female occupants were spotted walking eastbound on Barton Street and were stopped by the officer.

They returned to the Honda to retrieve the driver’s identification.

While the male and female searched for the identification police observed in plain view on the console a clear baggie containing crack cocaine.

Both parties were placed under arrest. No documentation was recovered so they verbally provided identification. A search of the vehicle’s cabin resulted in a small amount of Crack Cocaine being recovered on the driver’s seat.

The parties were taken into police custody and are scheduled to appear in court later today.


  • Cocaine – undisclosed amount, to be determined


  • Burlington man, 40-years-of-age


  • Possession of a controlled substance – Cocaine
  • Fai to comply probation X 2


  • Burlington woman, 28-years-of-age


  • Possession of a controlled substance – Cocaine