SUV crashes into garage: drug arrest

A Jeep Grand Cherokee embedded into the attached garage of the residence at a Three Hills crime scene on Fri. June 9 at approximately 1:37 p.m. ECA Review/Submitted
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Three Hills RCMP received a call of an ongoing disturbance on a rural property where an SUV was driven through an attached garage on Fri. June 9 at approximately 1:37 p.m.

When the police arrived at the crime scene, they found a Jeep Grand Cherokee embedded into the attached garage of the residence. A male was located at the residence after trying to steal a Stieger farm tractor to evade police.

Three Hills RCMP executed a search warrant on the vehicle and located 10 grams of methamphetamine, two grams of cocaine and 52 grams of fentanyl, along with items indicative of trafficking drugs were found and seized.

A 44-year-old Linden resident, Jason Lock, is now facing multiple charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle,  two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and driving while suspended or disqualified under the immediate roadside sanction.

The charges also include failure or refusal to comply with demand, possession of a controlled substance, and driving an uninsured motor vehicle on a highway.

After a judicial hearing, Lock was granted release with a scheduled appearance at the Alberta Court of Justice in Drumheller on July 14, 2023.

“We are thankful no one was seriously injured during this event,” Three Hills RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Jamie Day.



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