Drumheller RCMP responded to a complaint of suspicious persons in a backyard of a residence in Drumheller at approximately 9:10 a.m. on April 13, 2023, On arrival members located two males near the residence.
One suspect, a 34-year-old male from Drumheller, was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act and was arrested and taken into custody.
The investigation found that the second suspect was in breach of Undertaking conditions and he was subsequently arrested. Further investigation found that the suspect was in possession of contraband cigarettes and quantities of suspected fentanyl, morphine and methamphetamine.
Kelly Miskolczi (55) of Delia, Alta. was charged with failing to comply with an undertaking, unlawfully possessing a controlled substance including fentanyl), methamphetamine and morphine; and unlawfully possessing contraband cigarettes.
Miskolczi was subject to a Judicial Interim Release Hearing. The matters were held over for Court on April 14, 2023, where he was released on a $1,500 No Deposit Promise to Pay Release Order with multiple conditions. His next court appearance is on May 12, 2023, to answer to the charges.
The first suspect was released from custody after payment of fines.
“Reporting suspicious activity is a key component to ensuring safe communities and we thank the public for their awareness and reporting,” said S/Sgt. Robert Harms of Drumheller Detachment.
If you have any information regarding criminal activity in your neighbourhood, please contact your local RCMP.