Drumheller RCMP conducts vehicle stop resulting in drug trafficking charges

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Drumheller RCMP Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. Further investigation found the driver and two other occupants to be in possession of a controlled substance.

With assistance from the Drumheller RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, all three occupants were arrested.

A search of the vehicle incident to arrest produced substances believed to be cocaine, meth, and fentanyl.

A large amount of cash and drug trafficking paraphernalia were also located

Patrick Bell (55) of Hanna, Alta. is charged with: Possession of methamphetamine, Possession of fentanyl, Obstructing a peace officer, and identity fraud. 

Michael Farmer (39) of Drumheller, Alta. is charged with: Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl contrary to s. 5(2) CDSA, and Failure to comply with release order.

Bell and Farmer were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on Dec. 18, 2020.

The third male was released without charges.



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