GP RCMP have man on drug charges

Courtesy: GP RCMP

Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit traffic stop leads to charges

Grande Prairie, Alta- Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested an individual and seized drugs following a traffic stop.

On May 24, 2002 at approximately 5:20 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officers were making proactive patrols of the downtown core and located a subject breaching release conditions.  The subject was arrested and subsequent search of his affects revealed the following:

·        36 grams of suspected methamphetamine

·        113 grams of suspected fentanyl

·        109 grams of suspected cocaine

·        39 grams of suspected Xanax

·        11 grams of suspected T-3’s

·        3 grams of suspected crack cocaine

·        $685 cash

·        Cell phones, scales and drug packaging material

Jason Holtz (42) of Grande Prairie was charged with the following offences:

·        6 counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in a controlled substance

·        8 counts of Failing to Comply with a release order

Following a judicial hearing Holtz was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on June 22, 2022.

Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP. Proactive enforcement such as this demonstrates our commitment to Alberta’s Crime Reduction strategy and helps create a safer community.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Keith Hopper, Trending 55