Rocky RCMP charge three for drug trafficking

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
October 11, 2018 - 10:57am

Three young adults face drug trafficking charges after being arrested Wednesday by Rocky Mountain House RCMP.

The three were arrested at a residence in Clearwater County, just outside of town. One of them was wanted on numerous outstanding arrest warrants.

Following the arrest, RCMP executed a search warrant on the residence and seized cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and Canadian currency. RCMP are alleging the individuals are involved with drug trafficking. 

Cole Richard Leslie, 22, of Clearwater County and Brandon Lee Lacourse, 23, and Xandra Barnes , 19, of Sylvan Lake are each charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Leslie is also charged with two counts of breach of recognizance and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. He will appear in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on October 12.

Lacourse and Barnes are to appear on November 28.

“This seizure, arrest, and charges is a significant example of the crime reduction work we do in the Town of Rocky Mountain House, Clearwater County, and surrounding communities, by targeted enforcement initiatives," says Constable Tim Burke of the Rocky Mountain House RCMP Detachment.

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