Police charge a Hamilton man after weapons, drugs and cash are seized

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Published January 1, 2023 at 12:15 pm

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A 29-year-old Hamilton man is facing 12 separate charges after police responded to a 911 call about a suspect waving a weapon in public.

Yesterday (December 31) at 8:30 pm, police were called to the Main Street East and Wexford Avenue where they found the man with the weapon.

After safely arresting him, they found a concealed firearm, a large quality of drugs and money on him.

They then seized the following items:

  • One prohibited shotgun
  • Hash – 66.8 g
  • Fentanyl – 157.6 g
  • Cocaine – 28.5 g
  • Crystal Meth – 1.9 g
  • A digital scale
  • Empty drug bags
  • A large amount of Canadian and Czech currency

As a result of the investigation, the man has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Careless use of a Firearm
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm knowing it is Unauthorized
  • Unauthorized Possession in a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
  • Possession for the Purpose Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose Cocaine
  • Possession for the Purpose Crystal Meth
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Fail to Comply Adult Probation Order
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