Police seize gun, cocaine from Hamilton Mountain residence
Published December 1, 2020 at 11:45 am
Hamilton Police say officers from the Gangs and Weapons Unit seized a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, illicit drugs, and an undisclosed amount of cash at a mountain area residence Friday (Nov. 27).
Officers were conducting surveillance at a property in the area of Stone Church Rd. E and Upper Wentworth St.
“Investigators had received a judicial authorization to search that property and a vehicle associated with it,” said Hamilton Police Service (HPS).
“At that time, the suspect was observed exiting the residence and placing a satchel in the vehicle. Officers approached the male and arrested him without incident. The warrant to search the vehicle and property was subsequently executed.”
Police seized a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, powered and crack cocaine, and an undisclosed amount of cash
Malik Lutu, a 24-year-old from Hamilton, was taken into police custody.
He was charged with:
- Unauthorized possession
- Occupant of a motor vehicle with a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a loaded restricted firearm
- Carry concealed firearm
- Careless storage of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing the possession is unauthorized
- Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
- Proceeds of crime under $5000.00