Stolen property charges have been withdrawn against an Olds man who was to go to trial earlier this week.
Billy Jack James Williams, 39, was facing a charge of possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
The charges were withdrawn in Didsbury provincial court last Monday, two days before a scheduled trial.
Williams was charged in January 2011 after RCMP from Olds and the Southern Alberta Auto Theft Section uncovered a stash of stolen property, including vehicles snowmobiles, motorcycles and performance wheel rims, at two locations in the town.
Williams is scheduled to appear in Didsbury provincial court on April 2 on unrelated charges of possession or use of a stolen credit card.
He is also scheduled to go to trial in Didsbury on Aug. 2 on charges of possession of a prohibited firearm, knowing or possessing a prohibited weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Those charges were laid in September 2011 after RCMP executed a search warrant at an Olds residence and seized weapons and soft body armour.