Medicine Hat, Alberta – At about 1:30 pm, July 30, 2020, two patrol members were conducting a foot patrol of the down town core, when they were approached by a member of the public who reported open air intravenous drug use in the 400 Block of 5 Ave SE.
The patrol members located the group believed to be the persons involved. While speaking with the individuals, the police officers observed drug paraphernalia consistent with the complaint. One person in the group was found to be at large on a warrant for arrest.
As a result, a 31-year-old male was arrested on his warrant. The male was searched as an incident to his arrest.
Police located the following items on the male:
Stainless steel axe;
Stun Gun (prohibited weapon).
The male has been charged with the following:
Breach of a Release Order;
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.
The accused is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing. Because his charges have not yet been sworn, the police service will not be releasing the name of the accused at this time.
Medicine Hat Police Service
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