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Hamilton police arrest man, 25, after seizing fentanyl and cash at laundromat

Hamilton Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and seized drugs, paraphernalia and cash after an investigation into a couple at a local laundromat.

Officers were called to a laundromat following reports of a couple acting suspiciously

Hamilton police seized of fentanyl, purple fentanyl and methamphetamine. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

Hamilton Police have arrested a 25-year-old man and seized drugs, paraphernalia and cash after an investigation into a couple at a local laundromat. 

Police said a concerned citizen called officers to the laundromat located in the area of Barton Street East and Wentworth Street North shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

The resident observed a man and women acting suspiciously and believed they had been using illegal drugs on the property, police said in a press release. 

Officials searched the man and confiscated quantities of fentanyl, purple fentanyl and methamphetamine. Drug paraphernalia including baggies and a scale was also confiscated.

Officers discovered Canadian money believed to have been obtained through illegal means, authorities said. 

Hamilton Police said in a statement that the amounts of drugs and cash seized would not be disclosed. 

When police arrived they say they found him trying to hide multiple items from authorities while sitting in one corner of the laundromat.

Police determined all evidence seized belonged to the 25-year-old man. 

He is charged with:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of controlled substance
- Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000

The woman was not criminally charged, police said. 

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