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Accused Hamilton drug dealer charged with operating non-essential business amid coronavirus pandemic

Hamilton police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a teenage boy who has been missing for more than a month.
Hamilton police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a teenage boy who has been missing for more than a month. Global News

An accused Hamilton drug dealer is facing a charge for which he may not have been prepared.

The 29-year-old has been charged after police spotted a black Jeep Cherokee in downtown Hamilton making several stops for what appeared to be drug transactions along Main Street on Friday, March 27.

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The SUV was stopped and police say they found $3,400 in cocaine and about $6,000. Police say they laid drug trafficking-related charges.

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The suspect has also been charged with operating a non-essential business during the coronavirus outbreak under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

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