Man charged after machete, drugs seized in Kiwanis Park suspicious person probe: London police

Matthew Trevithick / 980 CFPL

Multiple charges have been laid after police in London, Ont., allege they seized a machete and $5,000 worth of drugs from a man on Thursday during an investigation at a city park.

Officers responded to the scene at Kiwanis Park in east London around 6 p.m. for a report of a suspicious person.

At the scene, it was learned the individual was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants and he was taken into custody, police said.

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Police say they seized a machete, 15 grams of suspected fentanyl valued at $4,500, and four grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine valued at $400.

The accused, a 31-year-old London man, faces two counts of possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking and is set to appear in court Oct. 22, police said.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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