Bashaw man charged with marijuana trafficking

Police search of home leads to drug charges

A 66-year-old Bashaw man was charged with drug trafficking after a “significant” amount of marijuana was found at a residence.

On Friday, RCMP officers from the Bashaw detachment searched a Bashaw residence, with the assistance of police dogs.

A male occupant was found in possession of a significant quantity of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of cash, scales and packaging supplies.

Brian Patton is charged possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and is to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Feb. 9.

The public is encouraged to call the local detachment at 780-372-3793 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they have information to assist police.

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