Hamilton

2 men charged with trafficking meth, cocaine after traffic stop: police

A Toronto man and an Etobicoke man were arrested and charged with drug trafficking in Hamilton Monday, police say, after an officer discovered methamphetamine and cocaine in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Police say they seized approximately $15,000

An officer pulled over a pickup truck travelling eastbound on Main Street near Queen Street south. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

A Toronto man and an Etobicoke man were arrested and charged with drug trafficking in Hamilton Monday, police say, after an officer discovered methamphetamine and cocaine in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

An officer pulled over a grey Ford F-150 pick-up truck early Monday morning initially for driving between lanes, Hamilton police said in a release, but the officer then learned of an active arrest warrant for the driver of the truck. 

After arresting the 26-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger, police searched the truck and found a black bag containing 42 grams of methamphetamine and 1.5 grams cocaine, along with a "large sum" of money — $15,000.

Police also seized three cell phones and drug paraphernalia. 

The two men were both charged with one count of trafficking methamphetamine and one count of trafficking cocaine. They were both also charged with failure to comply with probation. 

Both of the accused appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse on Monday to answer to the charges, police said.