Hamilton, Ontario,
17
April
2019
|
11:41
America/New_York

Validation Sticker Investigation Proves Fruitful

Hamilton Police have arrested two males, seized methamphetamine, a prohibited weapon and a BB gun during a proactive traffic stop. One male will appear in court today and the second male is scheduled to appear in court in May.

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, shortly after 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Police were proactively patrolling the area of Main Street East and Emerald Street South when a grey Lexus sedan was observed with an expired validation sticker. A traffic stop was conducted and an investigation into the driver’s identity revealed he was bound by a court-ordered condition, ‘Not to attend the city of Hamilton with an exception.’ At that time there was no evidence to support the threshold for the exception was met. The 41-year-old driver was arrested for the violation. During the search of the male, police located drug paraphernalia and an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine in his possession. He was informed of the drug-related charge.

A further investigation revealed the presence of additional drug paraphernalia and a second undisclosed amount of methamphetamine within the vehicle. A 31-year-old male passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and the driver was informed of the charge as well. The passenger was also found to be in possession of an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and a black BB gun.

As police continued their investigation, another quantity of crystal meth and a knife deemed to be prohibited by the Criminal Code of Canada were located.

Both males were taken into police custody. The driver was held for a bail hearing and will appear in court today.  Police issued two provincial offence notices to him in relation to Ontario Highway Traffic Act violations. The passenger was released and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, May 29, 2019.

The BB gun was turned over to the police for destruction.

SEIZED

  • An undisclosed amount of methamphetamine
  • Knife
  • BB gun

CHARGED

  • Male 41-years-of-age from Wheatley (Driver)

CHARGES

  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a controlled substance - Methamphetamine X2
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to order X2
  • Fail to comply recognizance X2
  • Drive motor vehicle - no licence
  • Drive motor vehicle - no currently validated permit

CHARGED

  • Male 31-years-of-age from Hamilton (Passenger)

CHARGES

  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to order
  • Possession of controlled substance - Methamphetamine X2