Hamilton

5 men arrested after police find cash, drugs and loaded handgun during traffic stop

Police say they pulled a Mazda 3 around 11 p.m. and saw drugs in "plain view." A search of the car revealed heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, Xanax and a firearm.

Investigators also seized about $3.8K in cash and 5 cellphones

Hamilton police say five men are facing a range of charges after a traffic stop Thursday night revealed drugs, cash and a loaded handgun. (Hamilton Police Service)

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.
  • Cocaine.
  • Fentanyl.
  • Heroin.
  • Xanax.
  • 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.