Rocky Mountain RCMP arrest suspected drug dealer with meth, cocaine and handgun

Rocky Mountain House RCMP have arrested a suspected drug dealer found in possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and a loaded handgun.

On Friday, RCMP officers were patrolling a so-called hot spot, where criminal activity has been noted before.

An officer spotted a suspicious vehicle and investigated with powers under the Traffic Safety Act. The driver was found to be a suspended driver and was arrested.

A search of the man and the vehicle resulted in police locating drugs, a loaded Sig Sauer handgun and a large amount of Canadian currency.

In a separate incident, Rocky Mountain House RCMP say they were pursuing a drug trafficking investigation when they executed a search warrant at a residence Friday.

A 42-year-old Rocky man was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of magic mushrooms and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000.

A 61-year-old Rocky man faces smiliar charges.

Both men were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on Dec. 12.



Send your news tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Red Deer RCMP make city’s biggest ever fentanyl bust

More than 3,500 fentanyl tablets and other drugs seized last month

Three teenage boys in hospital after opioid overdoses at Alberta house party

STRATHMORE, Alta. — Police suspect three teenage boys who are in critical… Continue reading

Poll suggests Canadian trust in science falling, scientists thought ‘elitist’

A survey suggests that the trust Canadians place in science may be… Continue reading

Trudeau attacks troika of Tories in first salvo for federal battle for Ontario

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau fired the first shot in Monday’s… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Tuesday Bower Place Community Association Seniors Card and Coffee party at 1:30… Continue reading

Police investigating homicide after woman found dead in residential building in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police say they are investigating a homicide after a woman was… Continue reading

Samsung’s folding phone hits the US

NEW YORK — Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung… Continue reading

Thomas Cook collapse means headaches for Transat as partnership deal dies

MONTREAL — Tour operator Transat Inc. says it could face fallout from… Continue reading

Mikkelson sees evidence of success in women’s hockey showcase in Toronto

TORONTO — Two-time Olympic gold medallist Meaghan Mikkelson woke up in her… Continue reading

Canada downs Mexico 109-53 in women’s basketball AmeriCup opener

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jamie Scott had 21 points, including five… Continue reading

Pink and red combos, Hollywood gold on the Emmys carpet

NEW YORK — Julia Louis-Dreyfus stunned in classic Hollywood gold, Zendaya donned… Continue reading

‘Everest has not gone away:’ Sharon Wood tells story of historic summit in book

CANMORE, Alta. — More than three decades after becoming the first woman… Continue reading

Most Read