Two Calgary men were caught with 20 grams of crack cocaine at a check-stop last weekend in Ponoka.
After arriving at the check-stop, a Mountie could smell a strong odor of cologne emanating from the vehicle. A 19-year-old driver could not provide a license or registration on the vehicle and a 19-year-old passenger provided a false name to police. After being detained for identification and under the controlled drugs and substance act, the men admitted there were 28 grams of marijuana in the vehicle.
An inspection yielded $3,935 in cash, 31 grams of marijuana, three cellphones, a weigh scale, a bank deposit book, some dime bags and cocaine. Both men are known to Calgary police and the driver was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and marijuana, possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000 and two traffic safety act offences.
The passenger was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and marijuana, possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000, obstruction and nine counts of breach of recognizance.
Stolen trailer found at lease site
Police are looking for a Caucasian man who is believed to be involved in the theft of a fifth wheel holiday trailer.
The man was seen on video surveillance Dec. 5 at 3:18 a.m. on a lease site seven kilometres south of Ponoka on Highway 2A. The video shows the man drive a pickup truck onto the site with a fifth wheel attached. He is seen exiting the vehicle and then re-entering it a short time later.
It appears he did not secure the fifth wheel as it came off the pickup on the site. The man left and police say the trailer was reported stolen from Lacombe.
Cadillac stolen while running
The owner of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade was in for a surprise Dec. 6 at 9:30 p.m. after someone took it from a Highway 2A restaurant. The vehicle was parked and left running and the doors were unlocked.
Police conducted a search and found the Escalade sometime later on Highway 53 and Range Road 244 abandoned in the ditch. There are no suspects at this time.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.