Red Deer RCMP arrest wanted man in drug investigation

Five people face 52 Criminal Code charges related to drug trafficking and weapons

Five people face a total of 52 Criminal Code charges related to drug trafficking and weapons after Red Deer RCMP concluded a months-long investigation with the high-risk arrest of a wanted man at a Westpark residence on May 7th.

The Red Deer RCMP drug section began the trafficking investigation in January. On April 16th, Red Deer RCMP and the Calgary Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed search warrants on three residences at Neville Cl., Page Ave. and the 3800 block of 45th St. During the search, RCMP seized 17 firearms and large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine, along with fentanyl, GHB, multiple items consistent with drug trafficking, electronics, a counterfeit Canadian $100 bill and approximately $600 cash. Schools in the area were briefly placed in hold and secure as a safety precaution while RCMP secured the residence.

More ERT members located the target of the investigation at a gas station in Penhold but the suspect struck a police vehicle and fled. Police did not pursue at that time for public safety reasons, but Red Deer RCMP located the suspect on May 7th at a Westpark residence. Calgary ERT again assisted Red Deer members with this high-risk arrest, and nearby schools were briefly placed into hold and secure as a safety precaution. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

James Leslie Holley, 43, faces the charges of four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, four counts of careless use of a firearm, three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition, five counts of weapons possession contrary to order, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Danielle Ami Cassan, 39, faces the charges of two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of Schedule I substance, eight counts of careless use of a firearm, eight counts of possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Jennifer Lynn Steele, 36, faces the charges of two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and two counts of careless use of a firearm.

Angel Robin Chipaway, 33, faces the charges of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and two counts of careless use of a firearm.

Kandice May Baldwin, 30, faces the charge of two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Just Posted

The Red Deer Home Renovation & Design Show runs through to Sunday at Westerner Park

Lots of ideas for fall renovation, decor, design, organization, construction and indoor living projects

Red Deer RCMP investigate second failed ATM theft attempt

This is the second attempt to steal the ATM from Eastview IGA in less than a week

Get your scare on at the annual Zed Haunted House

The haunted house opens tonight at 6833 66th St.

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says the Liberal government needs to do more to ensure cannabis products available online are not enticing to young people

B.C. high school teacher faces sexual assault charges

A Mt. Boucherie teacher has been charged with child luring, sexual exploitation and sexual assault.

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Migrants, police mass in town on Guatemala-Mexico border

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Most Read