Man racks up fines during check stop | DrumhellerMail
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Man racks up fines during check stop

    A man is facing more than $3,000 in fines after being stopped at a check stop in Drumheller over the holiday season.
    Tarn Prey appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, January 13. He pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drugs, driving without a valid driver's licence and driving without insurance.
    The court heard how on December 9, 2011, Prey was stopped at a check stop in Drumheller. Officers noted the smell of marijuana. The driver was found not to have a valid licence or insurance. A search revealed a bag containing 11 grams of marijuana. A search of his wallet revealed about a half gram of cocaine.
    Prey, 28, was fined  $300 for possession of marijuana, $700 for possession of cocaine, $230 for driving without a licence and  $2,500 for driving with no insurance, plus applicable victim surcharges.

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