Hamilton man faces drugs, weapons charges after traffic stop: Police


Published March 3, 2022 at 8:49 am

Hamilton Police Services handout

A 31-year-old Hamilton man is facing a number of drugs and weapons charges following a routine traffic stop.

According to Hamilton Police, officers in the area of Barton and Lottridge Streets stopped a car seen driving aggressively and ‘at a high rate of speed’ on Wednesday (March 2).

The stop and subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of the car had a suspended licence. A search of the car led to the seizure of a firearm and drugs and the man was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000 – Canada in and out
  • Operation while prohibited
  • Prohibited Firearm – Loaded/Unloaded
  • Fail to Comply Probation Adult x3

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact Division One Staff Detective Sergeant Catherine Lockley by calling 905-546-3833.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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