Man charged with drug trafficking freed from custody

One of two men charged in late March with drug trafficking after a routine traffic stop was freed from custody on Monday.

One of two men charged in late March with drug trafficking after a routine traffic stop was freed from custody on Monday.

James Clark, 46, of Red Deer was released on $750 cash bail and several conditions, including a nightly curfew, when he appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Monday. He can be outside his curfew hours for work purposes only, court heard.

Clark adjourned his charges of possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime and obstructing police by providing a false name, until May 5.

Jesse Sumner, 26, of Red Deer makes his first court appearance on April 21 on charges of possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime. He was released from custody shortly after he was charged.

Red Deer city RCMP said on March 29 they stopped a vehicle about 1:30 p.m. when it failed to stop for a red light.

Arresting officers noticed drugs in the vehicle and a search turned up a quantity of cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash.