A Thamesville man is facing dozens of drug and weapons related charges.

According to Chatham-Kent Police, a vehicle was pulled over on Selton Line near Orford Road just after 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Officers discovered the man behind the wheel was already prohibited from driving. The accused was arrested and the vehicle towed from the scene.

Authorities say a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, which had been reported stolen, and ammunition.

Last night, officers tracked down the driver once again. Police claim the accused was carrying controlled substances, a conducted energy weapon, and brass knuckles.

In all, the 33-year-old is facing a total of 35 charges.

– 1 count of operation of motor vehicle while prohibited
– 1 count of driving while suspended
– 1 count of possess prohibited firearm with ammunition
– 1 count of possession of weapon obtained by commission of an offence.
– 1 count of possession of stolen property
– 1 count of careless storage of a firearm
– 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance
– 3 counts of unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle
– 3 counts of possession of a weapon knowing possession is unauthorized
– 5 counts of failing to comply with a probation order
– 16 counts of possession contrary to order (weapons and ammunition)

The suspect was held in custody for a bail hearing.