$18.5K in drugs seized, man charged

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A traffic stop on Victoria Avenue in Chatham led to a drug bust by Chatham-Kent police yesterday.

Police say an officer pulled a vehicle over on Victoria Avenue near James Street Wednesday afternoon, and observed the driver get out of the car and toss something underneath it.

Officers retrieved the item – a black pouch – and found it contained suspected fentanyl, digital scales and small plastic bags.

A resulting search found the man to also be in possession of marijuana and cash.

Police estimate the total street value of the confiscated drugs at about $18,500.

A 31-year-old Chatham man is charged with having care and control of a vehicle with cannabis readily available, and possession of fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.

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