Woman skips court date, judge orders arrest

A Red Deer judge has ordered the arrest of a woman who missed a court date to answer to drug and weapons charges on Wednesday.

A Red Deer judge has ordered the arrest of a woman who missed a court date to answer to drug and weapons charges on Wednesday.

Tracey Lynn Mountain, 30, of the Kehewin Cree Nation near St. Paul, was arrested along with another suspect at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 22 by an RCMP officer conducting a traffic stop in Red Deer.

Red Deer City RCMP allege that a search of the vehicle and its occupants uncovered cocaine, bear spray and various other weapons, including a gun.

Mountain, who was released from custody, is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine and breaching conditions of her release on previous charges.

The man arrested with her, 18-year-old Logan Mitchell of Penhold, was sentenced earlier to 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to obstructing a police officer. Weapons charges were withdrawn as a result of his guilty plea.