Hamilton

Teen found with a gun, money and drugs after running a stop sign: police

A 19-year-old man was arrested and faces several charges after police found a handgun and illicit drugs.

The teen is suspected to have been trafficking cocaine, heroin and fentanyl, police say

A 19-year-old man faces multiple charges after Hamilton Police seized a loaded handgun, ammunition, money, cellphones and illicit drugs. (Supplied by Hamilton Police Service)

When Hamilton police pulled over a 19-year-old man, who drove through a stop sign Monday evening, they say they found a loaded handgun, ammunition, money, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.  

The teen, police say, was arrested at the scene and faces multiple charges.  

Just before 6 p.m. on Monday, police say, a Toyota Corolla ran a stop sign at the intersection of Caroline Street South and Bold Street. When the officer approached the parked vehicle, they say, all passengers fled. 

The officer was able to arrest the driver and while doing so, police say, a loaded handgun, ammunition and cellphones fell off of the suspect. 

The man is charged with: 

  • Several firearm-related offences.

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. 

  • Possession of heroin/fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.

  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.

  • Several violations to court orders.

  • Resisting arrest.

Police are in possession of the car and are leading an on-going investigation. A court hearing for the suspect's criminal charges is Tuesday at the John Sopinka Courthouse. 

If you have any information related to this incident, contact division one staff sergeant's Office at 905-546-4725 or provide information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com