Woman charged in Mountain drug bust

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A 32-year-old woman is fac­ing drug charges af­ter a bust at an east Mountain home.

Po­lice raided a house and ve­hi­cle on Limeridge Road East just af­ter 5:30 a.m. Thurs­day.

Of­fi­cers seized a “large quan­tity” of sus­pected stolen items, co­caine, mar­i­juana and a Taser, po­lice said in a press re­lease Fri­day.

Of­fi­cers also un­cov­ered “other ev­i­dence con­sis­tent with drug traf­fick­ing and pro­ceeds of crime.”

Plain­clothes of­fi­cers as­signed to the Mountain sta­tion started the in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing tips about sus­pected drug traf­fick­ing in a res­i­den­tial area, po­lice said.

Chantelle Williams, 32, was ar­rested and charged Thurs­day with five counts of pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, five counts of drug pos­ses­sion, two counts of pos­ses­sion un­der $5,000, one count of pos­ses­sion over $5,000 and al­ter­ing a ve­hi­cle iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber.

Po­lice say they’re still try­ing to de­ter­mine if the sus­pected stolen prop­erty is re­lated to other crimes in Hamilton.

Po­lice said ad­di­tional up­dates and in­for­ma­tion re­lated to any other ar­rests or charges may be avail­able as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

Also Thurs­day, po­lice, in­clud­ing ca­nine of­fi­cers, were seen raid­ing a home on Torino Drive, which is near Stone Church Road East and Up­per Welling­ton Street Street.

It’s not clear whether the Torino Drive home is re­lated to the Limeridge Road East raid.

Calls to the Di­vi­sion 3 crime man­ager St. John Cur­tis weren’t re­turned Fri­day.

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