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
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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