Viking RCMP traffic stop leads to firearm and drug charges

Kinsella, Alberta – On June 12, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m, Viking RCMP members were conducting traffic enforcement along Highway 14 near Kinsella, and stopped a white Ford F350 for expired registration. During the traffic stop, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen from Edmonton, and the male driver was using a different plate.

Further investigation by police after the driver was arrested determined that there was a rifle in the vehicle that was improperly stored, along with approximately 175 grams of cocaine. Police estimate the street value of this cocaine to be approximately $10,000.

Drugs & Firearms Arrest
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Tyler Dorland, 28, of Wainwright, Alberta has been charged with numerous offences including:

• Possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine.

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.

• Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

• Careless use of a firearm.

• Fail to comply with an undertaking X 2

• Display unauthorized licence plate on a motor vehicle.

• Adult learner drive motor vehicle without proper supervisor.

Dorland was remanded in custody and will appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Monday, June 17.

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