Five arrested in drug sweep


Yesterday, Chatham-Kent police raided two residences in Chatham, ultimately seizing thousands of dollars in drugs and arresting five people.

Members of the Intelligence Unit executed two Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrants on Wellington Street East and Gray Street.

In total, approximately $36,000 worth of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine and hydromorphone was seized.

Stacy Ritchie, 36, and Brian Vandusen, 42, of Chatham, were arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession.

Michael Moody, 37, of Chatham, Michael Teare, 43, of Bothwell, and Cheryl Kovats, 37, of Harwich Twp., all face four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.


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