5 men arrested after police find cash, drugs and loaded handgun during traffic stop
Investigators also seized about $3.8K in cash and 5 cellphones
Five men are facing firearm and trafficking charges after police found drugs and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop.
Police say they pulled a Mazda 3 around 11 p.m. Thursday because the registered owner was a suspended driver.
During the stop, officers saw drugs in "plain view," according to a media release.
The five men inside the car were arrested and investigators say a search revealed more drugs, multiple cellphones, cash and the loaded firearm.
Police say they seized the following items:
- 5 cell phones.
- About $3,800 in Canadian cash.
- A Ruger P85 handgun and ammunition.
A 28-year-old Burlington man, a 22-year-old Hamilton man and a 20-year-old, 18-year-old and 32-year-old all without a fixed address are charged.
The men are all charged with firearm-related offences, possession of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and Xanax for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of a crime.
The 22-year-old from Hamilton also faces probation-related charges and weapon-related charges, say police. The 32-year-old is also facing weapon-related charges.