Three men arrested after fleeing from police during traffic stop in east Hamilton

Three men are in custody and police say they’ve recovered narcotics and a handgun amid an investigation in east Hamilton.

A spokesperson for Hamilton Police says officers were patrolling the area of Oriole Crescent at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning when they spotted a grey Volvo SUV speeding through a townhouse complex.

When officers tried to pull the SUV over, it kept going.

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The vehicle was found abandoned on King Street about five minutes later, with the three suspects fleeing on foot into the ravine alongside the Red Hill Valley Parkway.

All three suspects were arrested shortly after and, with the help of the K9 unit, officers recovered more than $10,000 in narcotics and a loaded .22 calibre semi-automatic handgun.

A 30-year-old man and two 24-year-old men are facing a long list of charges, including
unauthorized possession of a firearm, proceeds of crime under $5,000, possession of cocaine and possession of fentanyl.

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