Police say a Hamilton man who was charged in relation to a human trafficking investigation a few months ago, is now facing additional charges related to drug trafficking following further investigation.
In April 2020, the Hamilton Police Vice and Human Trafficking Unit began an investigation after a victim provided information about a man suspected of human trafficking, police said in a press release issued Tuesday (Sept. 15).
As a result, 31-year-old Kedine Reid-King of Hamilton was arrested and charged with various human trafficking-related offences in May 2020. Reid-King was subsequently released on bail with strict conditions.
Detectives have continued to investigate Reid-King as they formed grounds to arrest him for violations to his bail conditions.
According to police, on Thursday (Sept. 10), he was located and arrested for breaching his court release conditions. During the course of the arrest, police say they uncovered evidence to support charges related to illicit drug trafficking.
During the arrest, police seized:
- Cocaine valued at approximately $1,100
- Undisclosed amount of cash
Reid-King is facing the following charges in addition to those filed earlier this year:
- Fail to comply release order x 6
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking – Cocaine
- Proceeds of crime under $5000
Through continued investigation, Hamilton Police say investigators believe there are additional victims and witnesses who have yet to come forward. They are urged to contact police by calling call Detective Kathy Stewart at 905-546-3831 or Detective Constable Kudo Park at 905-540-6379 in the Human Trafficking Unit.
To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.