Hamilton man, 19, charged with trafficking after being found with ice

A 19-YEAR-OLD Hamilton man has been charged with trafficking drugs after being picked up by police at 3am on Friday.

A Hamilton police spokeswoman said the man was talked to by police officers at 3am in the Hamilton central business district.

He was found with a small amount of ice and there was evidence on his mobile telephone of dealing drugs.

He has been charged with drug offences, including trafficking, and been bailed to appear in the Hamilton Magistrates Court on October 31.

Police will allege the man is a drug user and dealing to support his habit.