Ponoka Alberta – On April 23, 2022, Ponoka RCMP received a report from a suspicious person outside a rural residence in Ponoka County. Upon arrival, RCMP found the man hiding under a nearby vehicle. The man was taken into custody.
After searching the man and his vehicle, RCMP found:
A 12 gauge shotgun
A radio jammer
A stolen license plate
Approximately 28 grams of suspected methamphetamine
Other elements compatible with drug trafficking
The RCMP charged Alec John Mclennan (26), of Calgary, with 20 offenses related to drug trafficking, possession of stolen property, weapons and breach of bail conditions.
Mclennan has been remanded in custody and his next court appearance is scheduled for April 26, 2022 at Wetaskiwin Provincial Court.
“This reported suspicious activity is another great example of our police officers working together with members of the communities we serve with the common goal of reducing crime in our area. This call for the police has played a key role in maintaining public safety by removing drugs, weapons and money linked to criminal activity from the streets. Public safety is a community issue and Ponoka Detachment remains committed to making it our top priority by continuing to work alongside members of the community we serve to help reduce crime. said Ponoka RCMP Sergeant Erin ST-CYR.
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