Drug dealing and weapons charges laid against Hamilton man

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Published August 14, 2023 at 3:35 pm

COURTESY HAMILTON POLICE SERVICE
One of the 442 guns Hamilton police siezed in 2023.

A 23-year-old man is accused of dealing drugs in an alleyway in Hamilton, resulting in his arrest and seizure of a loaded firearm, Hamilton police said.

A Hamilton officer observed a drug transaction occurring in the area of King William Street and East Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 12.

The individual attempted to flee from police but was found and arrested. Police found a loaded firearm.

They arrested Chngkouth John Makuag of Hamilton. Some of the charges against him include:

  • unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • possession of prohibited weapons, including a gun and knife
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine
  • proceeds of crime under $5,000.

“If you have any information related to this investigation, contact Division One Criminal Investigation Branch at 905-546-3833.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips at www.crimestoppershamilton.com

“The citizens of Hamilton need to continue to feel safe in their communities and as a community we need to stop gun violence,” Hamilton police wrote in a press release.  “If you see something, say something, public safety is a shared responsibility, in which both citizens and police have important roles.”

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