Five charged with drug and alcohol offences

Five Central Alberta men face drug and alcohol-related charges in a handful of non-related incidents over the weekend near Three Hills. Names of the offenders and some details have not been released.

Five Central Alberta men face drug and alcohol-related charges in a handful of non-related incidents over the weekend near Three Hills.

Names of the offenders and some details have not been released.

Early Saturday morning, Three Hills RCMP officers charged a 28-year-old Three Hills man after he was found to be driving three times over the legal alcohol limit. Police say the driver of a Dodge pick up truck was driving in an erratic manner near the town when he was pulled over.

The man was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle over 80 mg/per cent and dangerous driving. His vehicle was seized.

Also on Saturday, a 22-year-old Red Deer man was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and was issued a 24-hour suspension related to drug use and a violation for speeding. His vehicle was also seized. Officers stopped the car that was travelling 130 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on Hwy 21 near Three Hills. A search of the vehicle found drug paraphernalia, $6,250 in cash, numerous cellphones, and 370 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $3,700.

On Sunday, a 30-year-old Red Deer man was charged with possession of marijuana and issued a 24-hour suspension related to drug use. His vehicle was seized.

Police say they noticed a Volkswagon Jetta driving erratically on Hwy 21 near Elnora. Police initiated a traffic stop and found that the vehicle contained marijuana. The lone occupant was arrested and taken into custody.

Shortly after, police arrested a 28-year-old Red Deer man and a 23-year-old Consort man in the Town of Three Hills.

The Red Deer man was found to be in possession of marijuana and the Consort man was found to be in possession of cocaine. Both were charged for possession of a controlled substance, and issued violation tickets for consuming liquor in a vehicle.

All persons arrested were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Drumheller provincial court on Aug. 7th.

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