Chatham, Ontario – Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a woman driving with an obstructed plate on Queen Street in Chatham. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the woman was issued a ticket. The woman ripped up the ticket and sped away, squealing her tires.
The officer initiated another traffic stop on King Street and advised the woman that she would be getting a ticket for unreasonable noise. At this time, the woman fled the scene. After a short pursuit, the woman stopped for the officer on St. Clair Street.
As the officer placed the woman under arrest, she refused to comply and a struggle began. The woman was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a large amount of Canadian cash, packaging material, suspected fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and oxycodone pills. Total street value of the drugs seized was estimated at $28,000.
The 29-year-old Chatham woman has been charged with flight from police, resist arrest and four counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Traffic Stop leads to Drug Charges CK20042656
Chatham-Kent Police Service
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