Hamilton, Ontario,

Stolen Motorcycle Leads Police to a Kilogram of Meth

Four Hamilton residents appeared in court today after police seized a stolen motorcycle, approximately 1 kilogram of Methamphetamine, Cocaine and other drug trafficking evidence.

On Thursday, August 9, 2019, at approximatley 3:00 p.m., Hamilton Police Officers observed two males exit a vehicle which had just parked beside a motorcycle in the area of Catherine Street North and Murray Street. After exiting the vehicle one of the males started the motorcycle with a vice grip. Observing this suspicious activity police subsequently detained the two males and began an investigation. As a result, one of the males was arrested for an outstanding warrant and police learned the motorcycle was stolen. The second male was arrested for possession of the stolen property.

The investigation led to the seizure of one (1) kilogram of Methamphetamine and a quantity of Cocaine. As a result of the investigation, police have charged a total of four people with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property and proceeds of crime. They were all taken into police custody and held for a bail hearing.

The investigation remains open as police continue to review the evidence seized and additional charges could be laid at a later date.


  • Methamphetamine – 1 kilogram approx., estimated street value $100,500
  • Cocaine – 2.5 grams
  • Undisclosed amount of Canadian currency


  • Cody Lawson, Hamilton male -27-years-of-age
  • Scottie Patrick Ryerson, Hamilton male - 32-years-of-age
  • James Shields, Hamilton male - 27-years-of-age
  • Alana Sim, Hamilton female, 37-years-of-age

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Constable Brian Wren at 905-546-8925 or Detective Sergeant Andrea Torrie at 905-546-2991.

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