Man fined for mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion Co­caine, meth seized by RCMP at Hanna res­i­dence

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

A Drumheller man was fined $4,000 af­ter RCMP dis­cov­ered a siz­able amount of mar­i­juana fol­low­ing a traf­fic stop.

Pat Par­sons ap­peared in pro­vin­cial court in Drumheller on Fri­day, Au­gust 26. He pleaded guilty to sim­ple pos­ses­sion.

The court heard how on De­cem­ber 23, 2015, he was pulled over into the Cana­dian Tire park­ing lot for a seat­belt in­frac­tion. The of­fi­cer de­tected a strong scent of fresh mar­i­juana, and also saw a mar­i­juana pipe in plain view. Par­son pro­duced 107 grams of mar­i­juana. It was in­di­cated in court that he used it for pain man­age­ment.

He was fined $4,000 and is to abide by a three-month con­di­tional sen­tence or­der.

Undis­closed amounts of co­caine, metham­phetamine, mar­i­juana, and money were seized by Hanna RCMP through a search war­rant for a res­i­dence on Fri­day, Au­gust 26.

With the as­sis­tance of Po­lice Dog Ser­vices, Hanna RCMP ar­rested and charged Jean Bog­dan Niculescu, 33, and Lora Lea Hewko, 32, both of Hanna, with pos­ses­sion and pos­ses­sion for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing both co­caine and metham­phetamine, pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, and pos­ses­sion of pro­ceeds of crime. Both Niculescu and Hewko ap­peared be­fore a Jus­tice of the Peace and were re­leased to at­tend Pro­vin­cial Court in Hanna on Septem­ber 28.

RCMP are ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent to con­tact the Hanna de­tach­ment ad­min­is­tra­tion line at 403-854-3393.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.