Vi­o­lat­ing pro­ba­tion leads to drug charges

The Chatham Daily News - - NEWS -

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.

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