$15K bail set for man facing drugs and weapons charges

Cash bail and a preliminary inquiry have been ordered for a Red Deer man arrested last fall on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

Cash bail and a preliminary inquiry have been ordered for a Red Deer man arrested last fall on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

Jason Sagal, 38, had a bail review in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Thursday, with cash bail set at $15,000. Sagal will remain in custody until he can raise the money, said his lawyer, Akram Attia of Edmonton.

Following his bail review, Sagal was moved to provincial court, where he elected to be tried by judge alone in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench.

Red Deer City RCMP allege that a cache of weapons, including rifles, crossbows, knives and ammunition along with a “large quantity” of marijuana was seized after they searched Sagal’s home.

Police said in late October that they were called on Sunday, Oct. 23, to investigate complaints that Sagal had threatened his girlfriend, a resident of the West Park subdivision, who was afraid of him because he had access to weapons.

Sagal was arrested two days later while he in a vehicle in Red Deer. Police then had a warrant issued to search his home, located in the rural area near Red Deer. That is where they allege the weapons and drugs were found.

A preliminary inquiry is to be held in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on the afternoon of Nov. 15 to determine whether the Crown has enough evidence to proceed to trial.