Two men face trafficking charges after their arrest in Toronto led to a raid on an east Hamilton apartment unit allegedly used to process cocaine and the seizure of nearly $50,000 worth of the drug.
Const. Debbie McGreal said the men were arrested in their car in Toronto on Feb. 27 following a Hamilton police investigation into local drug trafficking.
A search of the vehicle uncovered cocaine and cash, prompting a warrant to search an apartment unit at Parkview Terrace on Quigley Road, where police discovered more cocaine, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
Officers left the unit because of strong odor of chemicals and called the fire department and a hazardous-materials team, who found a large amount of industrial cleaner, including acetone and hydrochloric acid.
A 41-year-old Hamilton man is charged with two counts of possession of cocaine for trafficking, production of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.
His 35-year-old Toronto accomplice is charged with possession of cocaine for trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000.