Hamilton Police seize weapons, drugs, make multiple arrests in ‘Project Purple Rain’
Published August 12, 2021 at 11:46 am
A Hamilton Police initiative aimed at cracking down on drug activity and guns in the city, has resulted in multiple arrests, seizures and dozens of charges.
In a press release issued Thursday (Aug. 12), police said that officers recently executed four search warrants in carrying out ‘Project Purple Rain.’
Niagara Regional Police and Peel Regional Police assisted with the searches, which saw six people arrested and charged.
“The investigation remains ongoing therefore further details will not be shared,” the police press release said though the service shared what officers managed to seize during the searches.
According to the release, police seized a large quantity of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine valued at a total of approximately $250,000.
Also seized was more than $20,000 of Canadian currency believed to be the proceeds of crime.
“A gun was located and seized at every location along with scales and ammunition,” police said.
“This is not the end. Hamilton Police will continue to engage with our community, police partners and share information in order to provide community safety.”
Anyone with information about gun violence or any crime is urged to call Hamilton Police 905-546-4925 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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