Search yields half-pound of marijuana

Police searched a home on the 5100 block of 63 Ave Feb. 15 at 9:45 p.m. and seized half a pound of marijuana.

Police searched a home on the 5100 block of 63 Ave Feb. 15 at 9:45 p.m. and seized half a pound of marijuana.

A 61-year-old man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Open liquor in car

A male driver received a 24-hour-suspension for driving while tired Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. He was stopped southbound by the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit on Highway 2 near Lacombe after drivers reported his Ford F350 to be weaving in and out of lanes.

The man stated he was not surprised people reported him as he had little sleep. An open beer was found in the truck between the driver’s side door and seat, which he claimed was from the day before.

The man also received tickets for transporting an open liquor container and failing to maintain the driving lane.

Squealing tires

A 59-year-old Ponoka man was charged with driving an unregistered vehicle after being stopped for squealing his tires Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

The driver had just left a liquor store and he spun the wheels of a 1994 Chevy Cavalier.

Spray painted home

Police attended a home under construction on the 3900 block of 48a Avenue Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. after receiving a report that swear words were spray painted in the building the evening before.

There appeared to be nothing taken and no other damage and RCMP are looking for the culprit.

24-hour suspension

Police issued a 24-hour suspension to a 24-year-old man from Ponoka during a Check Stop Feb. 16.

The officer noticed the smell of alcohol and marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was issued a roadside breath test but passed.

If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.