Drug raid; train involved in crash

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Six charged in drug raid

Chatham-Kent police, utilizing staff from their Intelligence Unit and the Critical Incidence Response Team, executed a pair of search warrants Wednesday, making six arrests and seizing less than $1,200 in drugs.

The officers seized about $1,170 in fentanyl and hydromorphone. They also grabbed multiple sets of digital scales and ammunition. A “large amount” of cash was also located and seized, although police did not say how much.

A 52-year-old Chatham man is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, as well as three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

Four others – two men, aged 45 and 39, and two women, aged 36 and 31, are charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

As well, a 28-year-old Chatham woman is charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one of failing to comply with conditions of undertaking.

Vehicle strikes train

No one was injured when a vehicle ran into a train in Thamesville Wednesday morning.

Police say emergency crews got the call about 9 a.m. to London Road in Thamesville.

The motor vehicle approached the train crossing, striking the train and causing approximately $90,000 damage, police say.

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