Hinton RCMP: Drug trafficking investigation results in charges against several individuals

Hinton, Alberta – Charges have been laid by RCMP following an investigation into the trafficking of cocaine in the Town of Hinton.

On August 9, an investigation was initiated. Evidence was obtained in this investigation and on August 12 a vehicle stop was conducted on Macleod Avenue. This stop resulted in the seizure of 27 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of methamphetamine, and just under 1 gram of heroin. Drug paraphernalia, multiple cell phones, and $490 in Canadian currency was seized as well.

Derek Michael Thompson, (39) is charged with: Possession for the purpose of trafficking Cocaine, Possession for the purpose of trafficking Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Cocaine and Possession of stolen property.

Laura Lamouche, (38) is charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Drugs in Hinton
(File Photo) Drugs in Hinton

Two other individuals had multiple arrest warrants executed as part of this investigation.

Cody Mcintosh, (36) was arrested on his multiple outstanding warrants for 19 offences including: drive while disqualified, break and enter and assault causing bodily harm.

Haley Sjovold, (27) was arrested on outstanding warrants for driving offences.

Thompson, Lamouche, and Sjovold have been released on bail to attend court in Hinton. Mcintosh remains in custody as bail has not been spoken to.

The seizure of these drugs has a direct impact on the community and further sends a message that drug trafficking will not be tolerated in the Town of Hinton.

Hinton RCMP


At the time of her arrest, Haley Sjovold had outstanding warrants for driving offences only.  She did not have warrants of arrest for possession of Cocaine or theft under $5000 as previously reported.

The RCMP apologizes for this error.

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