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Wheatland man facing drug charges

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On March 27th at approximately 10:15 pm, a member of the Drumheller Municipal Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop during routine patrols on a grey 2003 Chev pickup truck in the alley of the 500 block of 3rd Avenue West in Drumheller. During the traffic stop two adult males were detained and the vehicle was searched.

During the search, various quantities of illicit drugs were located including 33.8 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 1.5 grams of crack cocaine, and 136 Clonazepam pills. Other evidence of drug trafficking was found including a scale and quantities of cash.

As a result of the investigation, a 50 year old male from Wheatland County was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking; and
possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

The same male was also found to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest. The male was released from custody on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Alberta Court of Justice in Drumheller on June 14th, 2024. The second male was not charged and released.

Staff Sergeant Robert HARMS of Drumheller RCMP stated that “Proactive patrols are a key part of policing and our crime reduction strategy. This traffic stop resulted in several officers at the scene investigating and yet again more drugs removed off the streets of Drumheller.”

If you have any information regarding illicit drug or criminal activity, please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403.823.7590 or contact your local Police Service. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.


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