Drugs, cash, brass knuckles seized from east Mountain home
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.