Youth faces nu­mer­ous charges after po­lice dis­cover IED

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Rcmp -

Swift Cur­rent Mu­nic­i­pal RCMP con­ducted a con­di­tion check Feb. 26 for a 17 year old male who was on pro­ba­tion re­sult­ing from a con­vic­tion for pos­ses­sion of a weapon (pipe bomb) dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic.

Upon at­tend­ing the res­i­dence, po­lice lo­cated an Im­pro­vised Ex­plo­sive De­vise along with some other weapons and a small quan­tity of Crys­tal Meth, but the male was not at the res­i­dence at the time of the check.

The de­vise was de­stroyed with the as­sis­tance of the "F" Di­vi­sion Ex­plo­sive Dis­posal Unit. The 17 year old male was ar­rested with the as­sis­tance of the Swift Cur­rent Po­lice Dog Ser­vice Sec­tion after a short foot chase when he re­turned to the res­i­dence this at ap­prox­i­mately 8:45 a.m. Tues­day morn­ing.

This in­di­vid­ual was to ap­pear in Provin­cial Court at 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 to an­swer to the fol­low­ing charges in re­la­tion to this in­ci­dent:

1) 3 charges of fail­ing to com­ply with a sen­tence or dis­po­si­tion un­der sec 137 of the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act,

2) 1 charge of pos­ses­sion of a weapon for a dan­ger­ous pur­pose un­der sec­tion 88(2) of the Crim­i­nal Code,

3) 1 charge of make/pos­sess ex­plo­sives un­der sec­tion 82(1) of the Crim­i­nal Code, and

4) 1 charge of pos­ses­sion of Metham­phetamine (Crys­tal Meth) un­der sec­tion 4(1) of the Con­trolled Drug and Sub­stances Act.

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