Red Deer woman charged with drug trafficking

By rdnewsNOW staff
June 1, 2018 - 2:42pm Updated: June 4, 2018 - 12:44pm

UPDATE: On June 3, Manson was arrested by Ponoka RCMP following a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle that turned up what police are calling "a significant amount of drugs."

An officer conducted the traffic stop at Range Road 240 and Highway 53 at about 1:30 Sunday morning. Drugs seized from the vehicle include fentanyl, oxycodone, hydromorphone, heroin and other opioids.

Manson faces nine new charges, including seven charges relating to drug trafficking. She remains in custody and is to appear in Wetaskiwin court via CCTV on June 5.

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A Red Deer woman faces drug trafficking charges after being arrested in Lacombe.

During a routine traffic stop on May 20, police seized about $3,000 worth of illegal drugs including fentanyl, GHB, heroin, cocaine, oxycontin and percocet.

Kelly Dawn Manson, 30, has been charged with seven counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of property obtained by crime.

Manson was released on recognizance with her next court date scheduled for June 7 in Red Deer.

Lacombe Police Service says they’ve seen an increase in stolen vehicle reports in the last few weeks of May. They remind the public not to leave your keys in your vehicles and to make sure to lock the vehicle doors. If you own an older model vehicle without electronic security features, we recommend using steering wheel locking devices or have an electronic security device installed.

“We also encourage everyone to call in any suspicious activity day or night as we offer 24 hrs service, 7 days a week” states Constable Carl Matthews, Community Liaison Officer for the Lacombe Police Service.

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