Hamilton man found in possession of $45 K worth of meth: Police

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The investigation of a suspicious vehicle uncovered a man with a warrant out for his arrest and the seizure of a substantial amount of illicit drugs.

On Wednesday (Feb. 12), at approximately 8:00 a.m., police received information about a suspicious vehicle that was idling near the intersection of Hunter Street and Caroline Street South.

The vehicle had been there for several hours. Once on scene, police located a man sleeping inside a black Hyundai Accent.

The man woke up and verbally identified himself.

Through investigation, police learned a warrant of arrest existed for the man with another police agency. He was subsequently arrested and searched.

During the search police say they located a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and cash. A search of the immediate area around the driver's seat revealed he was also in possession of additional illicit drugs.

The man was taken into custody and appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse Wednesday.

The drugs, cash and other evidence were lodged for future court proceeding purposes. Police believe the street value of the Methamphetamine is $45,000.

The search uncovered the following items:

  • Methamphetamine - 397grams
  • Cocaine - 25 grams
  • Fentanyl - 1.5 grams
  • Canadian currency approximately $1100
  • Two cell phones
  • Drug paraphernalia

Hamilton resident, 42-year-old Stephen Dean is facing the following charges:

  • Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - Fentanyl
  • Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - Cocaine
  • Possession controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine
  • Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
  • Fail to comply probation X2
  • Fai to comply court order X2
  • Fail to comply recognizance

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Division One Staff Sergeant's Office by calling 905-546-4725.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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