WINDSOR, ONT. -- A 46-year-old man is facing charges after Chatham-Kent police say they found a loaded syringe in his sock during a traffic stop.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Emma Street in Chatham around 8 a.m. on Thursday, after confirming the plates on the vehicle were stolen.

As a result, the driver was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.

Police say a search incident to his arrest revealed a loaded syringe with suspected meth in his sock and he was further charged with possession of a controlled substance.

He was released on an appearance notice with a court date of Dec. 16.