Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Investigation leads to charges

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested two individuals and seized drugs and a firearm following an early morning traffic stop.

On Mar. 11, 2021, at approximately 1:45 a.m. the Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was conducting patrols in the area of 101 Street and 111 Avenue when they located a suspicious vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the licence plate was not registered to the vehicle. The officers subsequently conducted a traffic stop and further determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Grande Prairie. The driver and passenger were arrested. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of the following:

· 13 Grams of Cocaine

· 8 Grams of Heroin

· A loaded 22 calibre rifle

Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Investigation leads to charges
(RCMP) Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Investigation leads to charges

Jonathon Anderson (39) and Lenny Bolton (23) of Grande Prairie have been charged with:

· Possession of Stolen Property over $5000

· Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2

· Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public

· Careless use of a firearm

· Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle

· Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized

· Possession of a Firearm contrary to a Prohibition Order

Anderson is also charged with two additional counts of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order and one count of fraud over $5000.

Following a judicial hearing Anderson was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Mar. 15, 2021. Bolton was released from custody on a release order to appear on the same date.

Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP. Proactive enforcement such as this demonstrates our commitment to Alberta’s Crime Reduction strategy and helps create a safer community.

If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP



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