Drugs, cash, brass knuck­les seized from east Moun­tain home

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

A 25-year-old Hamil­ton man is fac­ing nu­mer­ous charges af­ter po­lice found an al­leged drug traf­fick­ing op­er­a­tion in­side a Moun­tain home.

A woman was ar­rested and re­leased on a prom­ise to ap­pear in court, and po­lice have ap­plied for an ar­rest war­rant for a third per­son.

Mem­bers of the High En­force­ment Ac­tion Team (HEAT) ex­e­cuted search war­rants at the Up­per Ot­tawa Street home and in a ve­hi­cle at the prop­erty Thurs­day morn­ing, un­cov­er­ing co­caine, mar­i­juana, “shat­ter” (cannabis resin), brass knuck­les and ev­i­dence of drug traf­fick­ing.

Tac­ti­cal, ca­nine and uni­form pa­trol of­fi­cers also as­sisted with the search. Po­lice seized:

More than 10 pounds of pro­cessed and pack­aged mar­i­juana val­ued at about $50,000;

More than 4 ounces of co­caine value at about $11,400; $3,495 in hid­den cash;

brass knuck­les; 125 in­di­vid­u­ally pack­aged one-gram car­tons of “shat­ter” (cannabis resin) val­ued at about $1,125;

Co­caine press, money counter, vac­uum sealer, mo­bile phones, scales and pack­ag­ing con­sis­tent with il­le­gal drug traf­fick­ing.

Joseph Soules, 25, faces two charges of pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, pos­ses­sion of co­caine for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, pos­ses­sion of shat­ter for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing, pro­duc­tion of shat­ter, pro­ceeds of crime un­der $5,000, pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon and two charges of breach­ing an un­der­tak­ing.

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