Drug trafficking, stolen vehicles and impaired drivers keep RCMP busy

RCMP have had a busy spring dealing with infractions of the law including drug trafficking and auto theft

By Treena Mielke

Rimbey RCMP have had a busy spring dealing with several offences ranging from drug charges to vehicle theft and impaired driving.

On May 17, a search warrant at a Bluffton residence disclosed a large quantity of drugs and weapons at the home.

As a result of the search, a 78-year-old male has been charged with trafficking drugs.

Earlier this month, a vehicle was reported speeding and swerving on Hwy. 20 north of Rimbey.

The male driver was pulled over by a Rimbey RCMP officer within the town limits.

It was later discovered the driver presented him with a false identification.

Further investigation into the matter showed that the intoxicated driver had stolen another car, abandoned it, broke into a house in Parkland Beach, drank liquor he found in the house, stole some clothes and took off in another stolen car.

The RCMP was able to find his actual identity as he left identification in the first stolen car which had been abandoned.

Charges included obstructing a police office, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle while disqualified, break and enter, theft of motor vehicle, mischief and possession of a stolen vehicle.

The charged individual is to appear in Rimbey provincial court June 3.