Woman sentenced on drug and weapons charges

A Saint Paul-area woman arrested in January on weapons and drug charges has been sentenced to time served plus 33 days after pleading guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.

A Saint Paul-area woman arrested in January on weapons and drug charges has been sentenced to time served plus 33 days after pleading guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday.

Tracey Lynn Mountain, 31, was arrested on outstanding warrants earlier this month after missing court dates in relation to charges laid by Red Deer City RCMP on Jan. 28.

Crown prosecutor Jillian Brown told court that Mountain was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for traffic violations. Police searched the vehicle after discovering that the driver, charged separately, was not the registered owner.

A number of weapons were found in the vehicle and police learned that Mountain was wanted for failing to report to her probation officer. She was arrested on the warrant and charged with additional offences when investigators found that she was carrying 0.2 grams of cocaine.

An additional charge of breaching release conditions was laid when Mountain missed court in Red Deer on March 27.

Logan Mitchell, 18 at the time of the initial arrest, pleaded guilty on Feb. 4 to resisting or obstructing police and was sentenced to 45 days.

On Thursday, Mountain pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine and two counts of breaching release conditions. A charge of possessing bear spray for a dangerous purpose was withdrawn.

Judge Gordon Yake sentenced Mountain to 45 days in jail, minus 12 days of credit for the time she had spent in remand since her arrest.