Rural Patrols Lead to Seizure of Cocaine
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP
Lamont, Alta – On May14, 2020 while conducting proactive patrols in Lamont County members of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP conducted a traffic stop after witnessing a vehicle swerving in its driving lane.
Subsequent to the traffic stop members identified the vehicle occupants and entered into a drug investigation. Police learned that the male driver was breaching release order conditions in relation to a previous charge. The driver, a 20 year old male, a 20 year old male passenger and 19 year old female passengers were arrested.
A search incidental to arrest was completed and the following items were seized: Over 8 grams of Cocaine, 5 grams of Hashish, 9.6 grams of Cannabis, Xanax tablets, a small amount of Methamphetamine, digital scale and drug paraphernalia.
As a result of the investigation, the vehicle driver was issued a 24 hour driving suspension and issued several violation tickets. All three individuals from Lamont, Alberta are also facing numerous charges including:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Resist/Obstruct Peace Officer
- Fail to Comply with Release Order
All three accused were released from custody on conditions and are set to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on August 20, 2020.