Threats, drugs, and harassment

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Threats, drugs

An irate customer situation Monday night led to the arrest of three men and the seizer of what Chatham-Kent police say was a large quantity of narcotics.

An employee at the Daisy Mart Variety Store in Chatham called police after an altercation in the store.

Police say the employee reported that an unknown male had entered the store and asked to use the phone. The employee declined this request due to store policy, at which point the male stated that he had a gun and was going to hurt someone, police say.

Prior to the male exiting the store, the employee observed what appeared to be a handgun.

Through investigation, police were able to identify the male suspect who was located a short distance away within a residence where he, along with two other men, was arrested. A search of the residence by investigating officers resulted in a large quantity of narcotics being seized, along with a replica firearm.

A 31-year-old man was charged with uttering threats, two counts of possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order.

A 40-year-old man was charged with two counts of possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking.

A 23-year-old man was charged with two counts of possession of a schedule one substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order.

All three men were held in police custody pending a bail hearing.

Criminal harassment

The presence of an unwelcome son has led to charges against a Blenheim man, according to Chatham-Kent police.

They got the call shortly after 7 a.m. on Monday of an unwanted person in Blenheim.

Through investigation, it was learned that a man had been continually attending his mother’s residence despite being trespassed from the property and previously removed numerous times by police.

The man was subsequently located a short distance away by police and arrested for criminal harassment.

A 19-year-old Blenheim man was held in police custody pending a bail hearing.

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