Red Earth Creek collision leads to proceeds of crime and impaired charges

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On August 29, Red Earth Creek RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 88 south of Red Earth Creek. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital in Slave Lake.

During the investigation, police observed a significant amount of Canadian currency in the vehicle along with what appeared to be prescription narcotics. The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant application. During the execution of the search warrant, Red Earth Creek RCMP members seized a number of items including: approximately $45,000 in Canadian currency, several cell phones and suspected oxycodone tablets. Further investigation also revealed that the driver’s blood alcohol level was more than the legal limit.

A High Level, Alta. man is charged with: Possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking over $5,000, operation of a conveyance with a blood alcohol level over 80 mg per cent, impaired operation of a conveyance and possession of a controlled substance.

Following a judicial hearing, the accused was released by a Justice to attend Red Earth Creek Provincial Court on Sept. 15, 2020. This matter is still under investigation and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Red Earth Creek RCMP at 780-649-3992.

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