Traffic stop leads to drug arrest


A Whitby man faces drug trafficking charges after someone was found with about $14,500 worth of fentanyl in their possession Tuesday.

Members of the Chatham-Kent police intelligence unit spotted a man behind the wheel of a vehicle that day and checked the man’s license status, police say.

It turns out he was prohibited from driving.

Uniformed patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on St. Clair Street, where he was arrested.

A search conducted as part of the arrest revealed he was in possession of suspected fentanyl with an estimated street value of $14500. As a result, a cell phone and a large amount of Canadian currency were also seized.

The vehicle was towed to a secure compound as the investigation continues.

A Whitby man is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of driving while prohibited, and two counts of driving while under suspension.

He was taken to police headquarters and held pending a bail hearing on Nov. 1. As a result of the bail hearing, the man was remanded into custody.


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