Guns and marijuana lead to sentencing

A 19-year-old Rimbey area man who pled guilty to unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

A 19-year-old Rimbey area man who pled guilty to unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance was handed a conditional discharge with a six month probation in Ponoka provincial court on Friday, May 29.

His terms include no possessing or purchasing marijuana or any non-prescribed controlled substance or drug, no inhaling intoxicating vapours, 60 hours of community service and payment of a $200 fine.

On Nov. 22, 2014,  RCMP were conducting a check stop and pulled over a truck that had a strong odor of marijuana emanating from it and visible green flakes on the passenger seat.

Upon closer inspection, the officer could see one rifle in the backseat and another in the front of the vehicle. Neither gun had a trigger lock and the one in the backseat had four rounds in the breach.

The loaded gun belonged to the passenger and the unloaded one to driver Karsen Entz.

Entz was in possession of an expired youth firearms license at the time of the incident.

A 14-gram bag of marijuana was also found in the side pocket of the left door.

Impaired driver sentenced with heavy fine and prohibition

After pleading guilty to driving while over .08, a 19-year-old Ponoka man was sentenced to a one-year driving prohibition and a $1,300 fine.

On April 26, Ponoka RCMP, patrolling 52 Street, crossed paths with a black truck that looked like it had broken glass.

It was pulled over and driver Lyndyn Klinger failed a roadside test. Prior to the test he denied drinking but said he had smoked cannabis 10 hours earlier.

At the Ponoka detachment, Klinger provided two blood alcohol content samples, both at .10.

“You’re only 19 but it’s old enough to know better,” said Judge W. Andreassen.