Date rape case stalls

Procedural issues have caused a two-week delay in the case against a Red Deer man accused of dealing the date rape drug.

Procedural issues have caused a two-week delay in the case against a Red Deer man accused of dealing the date rape drug.

Aaron Bodnaruk, now free on bail, made a brief appearance with his lawyer in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday. Bodnaruk, 26, was arrested and charged after Red Deer City RCMP raided a house in the Oriole Park subdivision early in May.

Charges against him include possession for trafficking of 4-gamma hydroxybutyric acid (GHB or date rape drug), possession of the proceeds of crime, dangerous driving and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Defence counsel Will Willms was to enter a plea on Thursday, but said he had encountered some procedural issues. He and his client are to return to court on July 19.

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