Caught by the RIDE Program

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Hamilton Police arrested a 21-year-old Mississauga man during a RIDE check where the police have allegedly found drugs. Officers were conducting a RIDE program on Friday night around 20:00 at Cannon St East and Melrose Ave.

During the ride program the officers stopped a Ford Fusion and the officer allegedly could smell fresh marijuana.

Upon further investigation, the driver also had a suspended license. Police searched the vehicle and found 3.5 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and one gram of cannabis.

The 21-year-old male was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, driving with cannabis available for smoking and driving with a suspended license.