Police Find Drugs During High Risk Takedown

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Two people who were arrested following the high risk takedown of a stolen truck on Hwy. 401 in Chatham-Kent are now facing multiple charges.

The pursuit started in Elgin County, near St. Thomas when police ran the plates of a truck and realized it had been reported stolen from the Waterloo area in early April.

As many as 10 OPP cruisers executed a “rolling stop” near the Kent Bridge Rd. exit.

“The vehicle didn’t attempt to flee or anything like that, but there was some contact between the vehicle and one of the police cruisers that resulted in minor damage. No one was injured,” says Elgin OPP Constable Troy Carlson. “We basically boxed the vehicle in… then when officers find an appropriate and safe area to pull the vehicle over the lights and sirens would be activated.”

Police¬†say the 36-year-old Kitchener man who was behind the wheel wasn’t supposed to have any contact with his 24-year-old female passenger, who’s from Windsor.

Officers say they also found an undisclosed amount of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana when they searched the vehicle.

Both of the accused are facing numerous charges including possession of property obtained by crime, mischief, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of identity documents.