Busted: $500K in drugs seized in Chatham


A Chatham man faces charges following a recent drug raid in Chatham, where Chatham-Kent police seized half a million dollars in illegal and controlled substances, and a cache of firearms.

On Aug. 23, police raided a residence on McFadden Avenue, as well as the homeowner’s vehicle, Plus a storage unit on Queen’s Line.

What they found was about $500,000 worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and other controlled substances, as well as drug paraphernalia, such as digital scales, packaging materials, a counting machine, vacuum seal machine, cell phones and a large amount of cash.

Police also seized six handguns, 11 longguns, and several hundred rounds of ammunition.

One person, a 37-year-old Chatham man, has a lot to answer for. He faces six charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking – one each for cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, LSD, oxycodone and hydromorphone.

Police say he was transported to police headquarters and released with conditions and a future court date of Oct. 5.


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