May 21, 2019 10:51 am

Man charged after reportedly stolen vehicle gets stuck in Thames Centre farm field: OPP

Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle that appeared to be stuck in a Thames Centre farm field late Friday night.

Nick Westoll / Global News File

A 43-year-old man is facing theft and drug charges after Middlesex County OPP said they found a stolen vehicle in a farm field in Thames Centre.

On Friday, around 11:45 p.m., officers were made aware of a suspicious vehicle that was stuck in the mud of a farm field near the 3000-block of Harrietsville Drive. Investigators say they learned the vehicle had been reported stolen from Elgin County.

The driver was arrested, and police said a second suspect had allegedly fled the scene prior to their arrival.

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A search of the vehicle turned up a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to police.

A 43-year-old man from Tillsonburg faces charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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