Drug charges laid af­ter po­lice traf­fic stop

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A traf­fic stop on Bar­ton Street East led to a seizure of drugs, in­clud­ing fen­tanyl. Around 1:30 a.m. on Satur­day, a pa­trol of­fi­cer pulled over a black Mercedes on Bar­ton near Went­worth Street North. Po­lice say the man driv­ing the car pro­vided a fake name, and was placed un­der ar­rest. But the man broke free and ran east on Bar­ton. When of­fi­cers caught up with him, they say, he con­tin­ued to as­sault the of­fi­cers and a Taser was used. Po­lice found 0.9 grams of fen­tanyl and other pills on the man, as well as a small amount of cash and “other ev­i­dence con­sis­tent with drug traf­fick­ing … in­clud­ing mul­ti­ple phones.” Daniel Som­bath Iem, 30, is charged with pos­ses­sion of codeine for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, pro­ceeds of crime un­der $5,000, pos­ses­sion of silde­nafil, pos­ses­sion of fen­tanyl, fail­ing to com­ply with a re­cog­ni­zance, as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, re­sist­ing ar­rest and ob­struct­ing po­lice. A 32-year-old woman who was with him is also charged with pos­ses­sion of codeine for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing and pro­ceeds of crime un­der $5,000.

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