Routine Hamilton traffic stop leads to fentanyl drug bust

Published October 18, 2021 at 3:02 pm

A vehicle was pulled over in Hamilton's East End for not having its headlights on at night and it led to a drug trafficking bust, according to the Hamilton Police Service (HPS).

A vehicle was pulled over in Hamilton’s East End for not having its headlights on at night and it led to a drug trafficking bust, according to the Hamilton Police Service (HPS).

The vehicle was stopped in the area of Barton and Chapple St and it resulted in the seizure of fentanyl (53.1 g), the painkiller known as hydromorphone (eight tablets), drug paraphernalia with residue, and $2,700 cash.

Police say the product seized was likely part of a trafficking operation and is valued at approximately $7,000.

Three Hamilton men were charged; however, their names were not released.

A 38-year-old man was charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
  • Possession Schedule I – Opioid

A 35-year-old man was charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule I – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
  • Possession Schedule I – Opioid
  • Fail to comply with Release Order

A 42-year-old man was charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Forcible Entry
  • Fail to Comply Probation
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