Restaurant owner charged in $20K drug bust

Hamilton police say they have charged a local Caribbean restaurant owner with several drug offences after a bust in the city late last week.

Man now facing several trafficking charges

Police say a local restaurant owner is facing drug trafficking charges. (Dave Beatty)

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.