Violating probation leads to drug charges
A 30-year-old Chatham man is facing drug and other charges after Chatham-Kent learned he was violating a curfew condition of his probation order.
Police said the man was released from custody last March on a three-year probation order that included the condition he be in his home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.
Just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, police said the accused was seen riding a bicycle on the sidewalk along Adelaide Street by an officer on general patrol.
Police said the man gave a false name when stopped by the officer. Through investigation, his identity was learned and he was arrested and charged with obstructing police and failing to comply.
During a search of the accused, as part of the arrest, police said he was found to have four different types of drugs in his possession, including hydromorphone, cocaine, marijuana and suboxone. This resulted in the man being charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance.
He was transported to police headquarters to await a bail hearing.