Drug charges after man found sleeping behind wheel of vehicle

A Sylvan Lake man is facing drug trafficking charges after being found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle near Red Deer.

A Sylvan Lake man is facing drug trafficking charges after being found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle near Red Deer.

The 31 year old faces two charges of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one charge with failing to comply with a recognizance and one charge of driving while unauthorized. He was released to appear in Red Deer court in mid-July.

Approximately 2:10 p.m. an Innisfail RCMP officer checked a vehicle parked on the side of the road across from the Sports Hall of Fame near Red Deer. The driver was asleep with suspected drugs in plain view, said RCMP Cst. Doug Dewar in a news release.

Subsequent investigation resulted in seizure of approximately 27 grams of suspected methamphetamine and approximately 41 grams of suspected ‘crack’ cocaine, with a combined estimated street value of $8,200.