Drug trafficking-related charges against a Red Deer man have been stayed.
Delmond Kroetsch, 30, was scheduled to have a two-day trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday. He faced charges of trafficking in crystal meth, possessing the proceeds of crime and breaching bail conditions.
But on Monday, his judge-alone trial was called off.
A stay means a charge is held in limbo for a set period or dropped. Reasons are never made public why the charge is stayed.
Kroetsch is charged with possession of a drug for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime and breaching probation on Feb. 2, 2010.
City RCMP said earlier that they attempted to stop a vehicle travelling on Nash Street in the Normandeau subdivision.
Police noticed a bag being thrown from the driver’s window.
When they finally stopped the vehicle with a lone male occupant, they found an undisclosed amount of money and drug trafficking paraphernalia. A search turned up the bag, which is alleged to have contained a quantity of crystal meth.
– copyright Red Deer Advocate