Rimbey RCMP deal with drug trafficker

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  • Sep. 20, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Rimbey RCMP responded to 50 calls for service in the last week, including, drug charges, hunting charges, impaired driving charges and domestic violence and mental health related calls.

Parolee found with drugs

Rimbey RCMP stopped a vehicle belonging to a 29-year-old Rimbey resident on parole for drug trafficking offences. He was found to have consumed liquor in contravention of his parole conditions, and he was found in possession of cocaine and crystal meth. He had his parole revoked and is currently back in custody and additional charges are pending.

Out of towners in a hurry

Two out of towners who were in Rimbey for work, decided to drink and then head into to Sylvan Lake. The owner of the vehicle decided he was too drunk to drive but felt his buddy wasn’t as drunk, so he allowed his buddy to drive his car.

Unfortunately for the owner of the car, the RCMP watched as the driver travelled at speeds of 180 km/h and passed other vehicles on double solid lines. The vehicle was stopped, the driver lied about his name, giving his brother’s name. Fortunately for the police, the driver was not a good brother and gave the wrong spelling of his brother’s name.

The driver, a 31-year-old resident of Medicine Hat, was arrested and charged with 11 offences, including dangerous driving, impaired driving, over .08, breach of probation, driving while suspended, failing to comply with a recognizance, impersonation and obstruction. He was remanded in custody until trial. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Hunter faces loaded gun charge

A 28-year-old resident of Rimbey was pulled over and found with a loaded rifle in his vehicle, he faces charges under the Wildlife Act. The RCMP reminds everyone, that if you are transporting a firearm it must be unloaded and secured, and you must be in possession of a valid licence.

Round up your horses

RCMP have also responded to several horse on the loose calls; unfortunately one horse was struck by a vehicle and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. RCMP reminds all landowners to check fences regularly to ensure they are actually doing their job.

Domestic violence charges pending

In addition the RCMP have initiated several domestic violence investigations this week and charges are pending in at least one case.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility or *8477 on Rogers AT&T.

Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work. Do your part and call now.