Two facing drug charges after traffic stop in Chatham

Items seized by police after a traffic stop on Thames Street. Photo released by CKPS.

Two people are facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Thames Street in Chatham early this morning.

An officer on general patrol initiated a traffic stop shortly after 1 a.m.

The officer learned that the driver was suspended.

Upon being searched, he was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine.

Photo released by CKPS.

The passenger was found to be in possession of a black metal replica handgun in his waistband along with a backpack containing a digital scale, small blue plastic baggies, cell phone, throwing knives and crystal methamphetamine hidden in a pop can with a street value of about $560.

Police say David Unger, 23 years, of  Blenheim was charged with driving while under suspension and drug possession.  He was released with a future court date of December 20th.

Justin Shoemaker, 33 years, of Blenheim was charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking and carrying a concealed weapon, police said.  He was released with a future court date of December 20th.

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