St. Albert RCMP charge male with drug & weapon offences

St. Albert, Alberta – On April 30, 2021, @ approximately 7:45 a.m. St. Albert RCMP received a call regarding a male who appeared to be passed out in a Uhaul truck, which was parked on Poundmaker Road. An officer attended and located a male slouched over the cube truck’s steering wheel. The member was concerned for the male’s safety thus opened the vehicle door to ensure he was breathing, which woke the male up. The RCMP member noticed a large knife in plain view and within driver’s reach, thus for officer safety reasons, the male was detained and placed in handcuffs. A pat down search of the male was conducted to ensure he did not have anymore weapons on his person. In the process, a Ziploc sandwich bag containing what appeared to be methamphetamine was located in the male’s pant pocket. The officer informed the male he was under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

Incidental to arrest, the officer also located another Ziploc bag containing what appeared to be more methamphetamine, a drug pipe, a black BB gun, a scale, a small amount of cannabis and a glass vile with an unknown substance. In total, approximately 39 grams of methamphetamine was seized.

Vincent Parenteau was charged with the following:

· Possession of a Control Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

· Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

(File Photo) U-Haul

Vincent Parenteau was held for a Judicial Interim Release Hearing and was released from custody by a Justice of the Peace. He was scheduled to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on May 31, 2021.

St. Albert RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

St. Albert RCMP

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