Viking RCMP members were conducting traffic enforcement along Highway 14 near Kinsella and stopped a white Ford F350 for expired registration.
During the traffic stop which took place on June 12, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen from Edmonton, and the male driver was using a different plate.
Further investigation by police after the driver was arrested determined that there was a rifle in the vehicle that was improperly stored, along with approximately 175 grams of cocaine.
Police estimate the street value of this cocaine to be approximately $10,000.
Tyler Dorland, 28, of Wainwright, Alta. has been charged with numerous offences including: Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, careless use of a firearm, failure to comply with an undertaking x2, display unauthorized licence plate on a motor vehicle, and adult learner driving a motor vehicle without proper supervisor.
Dorland was remanded in custody and will appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Mon. June 17.