Strathmore, Alberta – On November 17, 2022 at approximately 11:00 p.m., members of Strathmore General Investigation Section (GIS) observed suspicious activity between two vehicles in the parking lot of Town Hall. Having had prior complaints of liquor consumption and loitering in the area, a traffic interaction was engaged to check on the drivers’ sobriety and legal documents. Upon first contact the odour of freshly consumed Cannabis was detected which led to a search of both vehicles. During the search a quantity of what was believed to be cocaine packed in several small packages were located. As a result, both drivers were arrested and a more thorough search was conducted which led to the additional seizure of a quantity of cash and cellular phones.
Both subjects were transported to the Strathmore Detachment where they were later released with restrictive conditions and a future court date. An information has been laid charging both Jason PIPER a 47 year old resident of Strathmore, and Don GILBERTSON a 48 year old resident of Lethbridge with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Cannabis Within Reach of the Driver. PIPER was charged with an additional count of Possession of Items Used for the Purpose of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.
Image TH_1 depicts police contact with the subject vehicles.
Image TH_2 depicts further search of the subject vehicles.
Image TH_3 depicts some of the items seized during the investigation.
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