Hamilton police seized more than $150K worth of drugs Wednesday

Police seized drugs including cocaine and methamphetamine following two separate investigations into a suspicious vehicle and a search of a home in Grimsby.

In one incident police arrested a Hamilton man who had fallen asleep in a car

One of the incidents saw officers seize $110,000 in drugs, along with a knife and airsoft pistol after searching a home in Grimsby. (Hamilton Police Service)

Hamilton police seized an estimated $155,000 worth of street drugs following two separate investigations Wednesday.

The first happened around 8 a.m. when police were alerted to a black Hyundai Accent that had been idling near the intersection of Hunter Street and Caroline Street South for several hours.

Officers found the driver sleeping in his car and say when they woke him up he identified himself. Investigators then found out he was wanted by another police service so he was arrested and his vehicle searched.

Police say they found a large amount of crystal meth and cash and other drugs stashed near the driver's seat.

The 42-year-old Hamilton man faces a list of charges including possession of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of a crime under $5,000.

Police say they seized 397 grams of meth with an estimated street value of $45,000.

In a separate incident police say they found meth, cocaine and fentanyl after waking up a man sleeping in his car. (Hamilton Police Service)

They also found 25 grams of cocaine, 1.5 grams of fentanyl, two cell phones, drug paraphernalia and about $1,100 in cash.

Hours later, officers with the vice and drugs unit raided a home in Grimsby and uncovered an estimated $110,000 in drugs.

Police saw a man and woman leave a home "known for trafficking methamphetamine" around 11:30 a.m., according to a media release.

The pair was stopped near the corner of Bartlett Avenue and Lake Street in Grimsby where police say they were stopped and arrested.

Later that day, police searched a Grimsby home and say they found the following:

  • A silver revolver airsoft gun.
  • A knife.
  • 10 litres of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB).
  • 38 grams of methamphetamine.
  • 970 grams of cocaine.
  • 28 grams of cocaine.
  • A digital scale and $5,000 in cash.

Police estimate the total value of the drugs at $110,000, including $97,000-worth of cocaine.

Investigators say they also seized stolen high-end bicycles, brand new power tools, a cement saw and several new snowblowers.

A 39-year-old Grimsby man and a 37-year-old Hamilton woman are both charged with possession of cocaine, meth, GHB and oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking. The man is also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.