Alleged drug trafficker arrested

Police seized approximately $1500 worth of Fentanyl yesterday. Photo: CKPS.

Three people are facing drug charges after police seized approximately $1500 worth of Fentanyl yesterday.

On Wednesday, members of the Chatham-Kent Police Service Intelligence Unit conducted surveillance as part of an ongoing effort to remove dangerous opioids from the streets of Chatham-Kent.

Officers reportedly observed a Chatham man travel to two locations within the city where he trafficked the dangerous drug fentanyl to two other persons.

All three persons involved were arrested and charged.

 Police say a 24-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with 2 counts of trafficking a controlled substance and 1 count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.  He was held in police custody for a Bail Hearing.

A 31-year-old Wallaceburg man was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.  He was released on a promise to appear with a future court date.

A 31-year-old Chatham woman was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance.  She was released on a promise to appear with a future court date.

 In total, officers seized 3.5 grams of powdered fentanyl with an estimated street value of approximately $1500, as well as a quantity of Canadian currency.

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