Traffic stop by Stoney Nakoda RCMP leads to arrest and charges

Mini’ Thni, Alberta – On May 17, 2022, a Stoney Nakoda RCMP officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction. The driver attempted to run from the officer and was subsequently arrested. The driver was determined to have numerous warrants for his arrest and he had a substance believed to be methamphetamine in his possession.

Mitchell Lefthand (32) of Mini’ Thni, Alta., has been charged with several offences including:

· Resist arrest

· Possession of a controlled substance

· Fail to comply with conditions of a release order

· Charges under the Traffic Safety Act.

(File Photo) Arrested
(File Photo) Arrested

After a Judicial Interim Release hearing, Lefthand was remanded into custody, and his next appearance was set for May 18, 2022, in Canmore Provincial Court. Lefthand was also provided Court dates for his warrants out of Calgary and Cochrane.

Cochrane 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.

Cochrane RCMP

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