Traffic stop leads to drug charges

Jul 9 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Traffic stop leads to drug charges

A routine license plate check by a Chatham-Kent police officer Sunday morning led to multiple arrests.

Police say about 7 a.m. Sunday, an officer ran the plates of a vehicle travelling on Dufferin Avenue in Wallaceburg. The search revealed the owner of the vehicle was suspended from driving.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and learned the driver wasn’t the owner. However, he was also suspended from driving.

As the officer searched the man while placing him under arrest, the officer found suspected hydromorphone, oxycodone, heroin and suboxone.

On top of that, a passenger in the vehicle was found to be breaching a curfew condition and was also arrested.

A 35-year-old Walpole Island man is charged with five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

A 35-year-old Wallaceburg man is charged with failing to comply.

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