7 people charged with drug trafficking as police seize fentanyl, cocaine and meth

Seven people are facing drug trafficking charges after police seized cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl from two Hamilton houses.

Police seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs during raids at 2 houses

Seven people have been charged with drug possession and trafficking after police raids last week. (Hamilton Police Service)

Seven people are facing drug trafficking charges after police seized cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl from two Hamilton houses.

Investigators say community members alerted officers about a man who was allegedly trafficking drugs from his home near the corner of Dunsmure Road and Gage Avenue.

On Feb. 7 police raided the residence and say they found the following:

  • 20 grams of cocaine.
  • 25.5 grams of methamphetamine.
  • 43 oxycocet pills.
  • 60 unknown pills.
  • Drug paraphernalia.
  • Evidence to support drug trafficking.

Police say the drugs have an estimated value of $4,700.

A 38-year-old Hamilton man is charged with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine, oxycocet and psilocybin for the purpose of trafficking. He's also charged with possession of the proceeds of a crime under $5,000.

On Feb. 9, around 12:30 p.m. police also knocked on the door of a home near the corner of Cathcart Street and Kelly Street searching for two wanted people.

Police say someone opened the door and officers saw several "pieces of evidence to support the trafficking of illicit drugs" in plain view.

They seized the following:

  • Five grams of fentanyl.
  • Canadian currency.
  • Drug paraphernalia.

Six people were arrested, police say.

One is charged with possession of the proceeds of a crime over $5,000 and possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking, another with possession of the proceeds of a crime under $5,000 along with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.

The three other people were charged with possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.