Didsbury, Alberta – On March 10, 2023, Aaron Saville (37), was released on conditions by the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan after he was charged for the sexual assault of a female youth while threatening to use a firearm. On April 22, 2023, at 9:40 p.m., Didsbury RCMP officers attended a local hotel to complete a court release order compliance check on Aaron Saville. At this time, Saville was failing to comply with the conditions of his release order and was arrested. On April 23, 2023, a Judicial Interim Release Hearing was conducted and Saville was released on conditions to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in Didsbury on May 15, 2023.
While effecting the arrest of Aaron Saville, officers entered into an unrelated investigation regarding individuals trafficking methamphetamine from another room at the same hotel. On April 23, 2023, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers executed a search warrant at the hotel and arrested Cody Desjarlais (35), a resident of Edmonton and Michelle Schmidt (43), a resident of Red Deer. Desjarlais had an outstanding arrest warrant from Mayerthorpe. Schmidt had an outstanding arrest warrant from Edmonton and five (5) outstanding arrest warrants from Red Deer.
Officers located approximately 20 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine inside the hotel room. Schmidt was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and was remanded into custody. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending. Schmidt’s next court appearance is May 1, 2023.
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