Trio of drug transactions witnessed by Hamilton police; 16-year-old boy charged

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Published May 29, 2024 at 7:59 pm

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A 16-year-old boy and two other youths were arrested in connection with three drug transactions in Hamilton on Tuesday afternoon.

Hamilton Police said officers were in the area of an escarpment on Wellington Street South and Hunter Street East when they spotted two youths approaching a tent. One went inside the tent for a short period while the other “stood watch” outside, according to police.

The same youths then went to another escarpment in the area of East Avenue South and Hunter Street East at Bishop’s Park and once again one of the youths entered a tent while the other “kept watch” outside, police said.

The two youths then moved to the area of Ferguson Station, where they met a third youth.

“While seated on a bench at Ferguson Station, the youth who had been entering tents took out a digital scale and placed it on the bench beside him,” police said. “Shortly thereafter, he weighed some substance and police observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction.”

Police arrested three youths a short time later.

A male teenager was found to be in possession of 2.35 grams of fentanyl, 19 hydromorphone pills and $74.30 in Canadian money, according to police.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking (fentanyl), proceeds of crime under $5,000, fail to comply with release order and breach probation youth.

He appeared in court on Wednesday.

Police said they recovered drugs with a street value of $600.

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