Restaurant owner charged in $20K drug bust
Man now facing several trafficking charges
Hamilton police say they have charged a local Caribbean restaurant owner with several drug offences after a bust in the city late last week.
The investigation stretches back to early February, when the gangs and weapons unit started looking into drug dealing activities by a local man, a police news release reads.
Police arrested the man on Feb. 16, and then searched his home on the Mountain and his business in the east end.
Investigators say they found a "large quantity of illicit drugs," and a significant amount of cash.
A 40-year-old Hamilton man now faces multiple charges of cocaine, oxycodone and pot possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police say the estimated street value of the seized drugs is $20,000.