Man pleads not guilty to charges laid in drug bust

A Calgary man charged in Red Deer in a February drug bust pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Red Deer provincial court to the charges laid against him.

A Calgary man charged in Red Deer in a February drug bust pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Red Deer provincial court to the charges laid against him.

Jason Eldon Anderson, 27, has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of failure to comply with an undertaking and with possession of property obtained by crime.

In April, Anderson was released from custody on a $10,000 cash bail, with strict conditions. Among the conditions are that he live under a curfew in Calgary with his parents, report to police three times a week and he can not possess a cellphone.

Anderson will return to court for trial on Jan. 24, 2011.

The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 6 when RCMP from three detachments executed a search warrant in the Normandeau area and seized drugs, cash and drug equipment.

Police seized more than 500 ecstasy tablets, a quantity of marijuana and an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be from the sale of drugs.