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A traffic stop led to multiple charges for a 43-year-old Hamilton man.

Police say the man was pulled over in his black pickup truck in the area of Barton Street and Kensington Avenue for not having a rear licence plate.

“A traffic stop was conducted and the driver failed to produce the necessary documents,” said Hamilton Police Service in an official media release. “Through investigation, police determined the driver’s licence was suspended”.

Police claim a search found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a black pellet gun, and bear spray.

After being taken into custody, police say they discovered the man was bound by several court orders.

“The vehicle was seized for seven days in accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act,” Hamilton police added. “The pellet gun and bear spray were submitted for destruction.”

The 43-year-old Hamilton man is facing charges of drug possession, possession of crime proceeds under $5,000, driving while under suspension, failure to comply recognizance (x2), and failure to comply with probation (x2).

Source: Global News