Friday’s police briefs

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Meth bust

Yesterday, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Intelligence Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a residence in Chatham.

Approximately $19,000 worth of suspected methamphetamine was seized along with digital scales and a large quantity of cash.

Dewhyne Labadie, 57, of Chatham, was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Stacey McDonald, 37, of Chatham, was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Anthony Peterkin, 31, of Chatham, was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking and failing to comply with his release conditions.

Stunt driving

Yesterday morning, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Queen’s Line.  The officer recorded the man driving 151 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone, police say.

A 29-year-old Wheatley man is charged with stunt driving. His driver’s license has been suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days as per the Vehicle Impoundment Program.

Driving while suspended

Last night, an officer on general patrol observed a man, known to be a suspended driver, behind the wheel of a vehicle travelling on Grand Avenue East in Chatham.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and confirmed that the man was suspended for unpaid fines.

A 37-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with driving while under suspension and using a plate not authorized for the vehicle.  His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded

Single vehicle crash

Around 3:30 a.m. this morning, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Bear Line Road near Gregory Drive in Dover Township.

Upon arrival, officers observed that the vehicle left the roadway and struck a hydro pole.

The vehicle was a rental car and the driver was no longer on scene.  Total damage was estimated at $15,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kieran Crosby at kieranc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87338. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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