UPDATE: Higgs turns himself in

Jonathan Harry Bertram Higgs is wanted for trafficking cocaine

Jonathan Harry Bertram Higgs is wanted for trafficking cocaine. RCMP photo

Jonathan Harry Bertram Higgs is wanted for trafficking cocaine. RCMP photo

UPDATE 2:

The Ponoka RCMP can confirm that Jonathan Higgs turned himself in to the RCMP on Dec. 30. He is no longer wanted on an arrest warrant.

UPDATE

An investigation by Ponoka RCMP that spanned from October through December into street level drug activities has resulted in charges against another male.

Jonathan Harry Bertram Higgs (31) is facing two charges of trafficking cocaine under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The offence dates are Oct. 9 and 29, 2019. The RCMP have not been able to locate Higgs and a warrant of arrest has been issued.

Public assistance is requested in locating Jonathan Higgs. He is described as:

– Caucasian

– Black hair / hazel eyes

– 5’9” tall / 170 lbs.

If you know the whereabouts of Jonathan Higgs, please contact the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

– Submitted by Ponoka RCMP

ORIGINAL STORY

An investigation that spanned several months saw the Ponoka RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS), with assistance from Red Deer ALERT, lay drug trafficking charges against two adults.

From October through December, the Ponoka RCMP investigated street level drug activities within and around Ponoka. On Dec. 12, 2019 the RCMP arrested two adults and charges were laid.

John James St. Jean (50) is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Michelle Dawn Janzen (31) is charged with three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. The offence dates are Nov. 7, Dec. 3, and Dec. 12. She is also facing a charge of trafficking in property obtained by crime.

Both accused have been released from custody on a recognizance to attend court on Jan. 10, 2020 in Ponoka.

-Submitted by Ponoka RCMP