Stolen Vehicle Investigation Leads to Drug Trafficking Charges: Vegreville RCMP

Vegreville, Alberta – On September 13, 2019 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Vegreville RCMP received a complaint of a possible stolen vehicle parked at a local motel.

As the investigation continued, and the vehicle was located, an adult male attempted to drive away in the vehicle but was stopped by police. As the member attempted to effect the arrest, the suspect fled the scene on foot and was arrested after a brief foot chase. The accused was found in possession of substances believed to be methamphetamine and fentanyl.

These lead investigators to obtain a search warrant for the room which the suspect male had exited. The search warrant was executed in the early morning hours of September 13, 2019. During the search, a .22 caliber rifle, loaded, was located. The firearm had been modified, rendering it a prohibited firearm as defined by the Criminal Code.

Mark Alexander Kennedy, 29, of Red Deer Alberta, has been charged with the eleven Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences that include, but are not limited to:

• Possession for the purposes of trafficking (x2)

• Possession of stolen property over $5,000,

• Possession of stolen property under $5,000

• Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm

• Failing to comply with release conditions

Lindsay Patricia DICKSON, of Two Hills, Alberta has been charged with the following offences:

• Possession for the purposes of trafficking (x2)

• Unauthorized Possession of a prohibited firearm,

• Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition/without holding subsisting license.

Kennedy is being held in custody, while Dickson has been released via Recognizance. Both are scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on September 23, 2019.

Vegreville RCMP

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