Vegreville, Alberta – On June 12th, 2017 in the early morning hours, Vegreville RCMP responded to a report of an assault in progress at a local hotel. On arrival, a male suspect was arrested for assaulting another male. Neither were guests of the hotel.
After being arrested for assault, the accused was searched, and over 20 grams of cocaine were found in his possession. The male was then arrested for possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
The investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed at a local motel where the accused was staying, as well as his vehicle. The search resulted in a locating a small amount of cocaine, as well as packaging material consistent with trafficking.
Alexander Sheaves, 25 years of age, formerly of Sydney Mines, N.S., and now residing in Leduc, Alberta, has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purposes of Trafficking, Assault, and Obstruction.
At the time of his arrest, Sheaves was at large on a Recognizance for drug trafficking and weapons charges – he has also been charged with multiple counts of Failing to Comply with a Recognizance stemming from this Recognizance.
Sheaves did not speak to bail and is currently being held in custody pending his first appearance in Vegreville Provincial Court on June 19th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.