Rocky Mountain House RCMP seized drugs and a large amount of Canadian currence. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Drugs and money seized from vehicle on O’Chiese First Nation

Rocky Mountain House investigate

Rocky Mountain House RCMP seized drugs and a large amount of money on O’Chiese First Nation after a driver allegedly tried to flee from police on Friday.

RCMP said officers patrolling the area observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of sped and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver fled and the vehicle eventually got stuck in a ditch.

Two males who ran from the vehicle were arrested after a lengthy foot pursuit.

Methamphetamine, a machete style weapon and a large amount of Canadian currency were found when the male driver and the vehicle were searched.

A 22-year-old man, of Sunchild First Nation, was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, flight from police, drive without a licence, breaching a recognizance, driving without motor vehicle insurance, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

The 25-year-old passenger was released on a promise to appear in court.



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