Hamilton man with warrant out for arrest found in possession of cocaine: Police

A Hamilton man who police say was driving with an invalid licence plate and a warrant out for his arrest, has been charged after he was pulled over and an officer found he was in possession of cocaine.

11 grams of cocaine found after 27-year-old with invalid licence plate pulled over

Hamilton police say a 27-year-old man is facing possession charges after he was pulled over Tuesday. (Laura Clementson/CBC)

A Hamilton man who police say was driving with an invalid licence plate and a warrant out for his arrest, has been charged after he was pulled over and an officer found he was in possession of cocaine.

Police stopped the 27-year-old's black Chevrolet Malibu for "questionable driving actions" in the area of Barton Street East and Lincoln Street on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m.

The officer determined the man's plate was supposed to have been returned to the Ministry of Transportation and that there was a warrant out for his arrest for failing to comply with his probation.

After arresting the man, police say they found he had 11 grams of cocaine and also charged him with possession of a controlled substance.