Traffic stop leads Wallaceburg man to face drug charges

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A 41-year-old Wallaceburg man faces multiple charges after being arrested Tuesday afternoon when Chatham-Kent police responded to a traffic complaint.

Police said the man informed police he did not have a valid driver’s license.

The investigation found the man was bound by four court orders prohibiting him from operating a motor vehicle, police said.

The accused was arrested and charged with one count of disobeying a bail order and four counts of operating a motor vehicle while prohibited.

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During the search during the arrest, police said the accused was found in possession of suspected cocaine, psilocybin, scales and a significant amount of Canadian currency.

He was also charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, police said.

The accused was taken to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing, police said.

Public poisoning

A 32-year-old woman from Tilbury has been arrested for public intoxication after Chatham-Kent Police responded to a disturbance on Charteris Street in Chatham just before 10.30pm on Tuesday.

Police arrived and found the woman appeared drunk and unable to take care of herself.

She was arrested and taken to police headquarters and held in custody until she was sober.

Stolen trailer

Chatham-Kent Police are asking for the public’s help in locating those responsible for the theft of a 2019 black twin axle trailer.

Police say the trailer, bearing Ontario license plate S1146P, was stolen from a business on the National Highway in Chatham on the night of Saturday May 7.

Police said the trailer had orange spray paint on the driver’s side.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Const. Brad Hessel at [email protected] Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS (8477).

Chatham-Kent Police report that this 2019 trailer was stolen from a business on National Road in Chatham on the night of Saturday May 7. PHOTO submitted