Property, drug charges land man in jail for 90 days

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Wednesday after pleading guilty to having a number of credit cards and stolen identification in his possession last month.

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Wednesday after pleading guilty to having a number of credit cards and stolen identification in his possession last month.

Ryan John Munroe, of no fixed address, was given the sentence, less 21 days served already in custody, in Red Deer provincial court after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen credit card, six charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a substance and obstruction/resisting a peace officer. Four charges of possession of stolen property were withdrawn.

On Nov. 16, staff at a Best Western hotel in Red Deer noticed that a stolen credit card was being used there. Police attended and knocked on the door of the hotel room.

Crown prosecutor Jason Snider said that Munroe identified himself under a false name because he had warrants out against him. A woman was also in the room.

“He had used a stolen credit card for the room and had personal identification belonging to various people,” said Snider.

As well, marijuana was found in the room by police, he added.

Defence lawyer Krysia Przepiorka said that her client has a child on the way and when “his life is on track, he’s able to work.”

His drug of choice has been speed, she added.

“He wants to get his life on track,” Przepiorka said.

A co-accused, Heather Joan Renshaw, 23, of no fixed address, received a 30-day jail sentence earlier for her involvement.