Drug charges laid following search of Bentley home

A 911 call was received of a fight in progress involving five young males at Sylvan Lake McDonalds

Saturday, July 5th

7:53 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a fight in progress involving five young males at Sylvan Lake McDonalds. One male was seen throwing a chair in the lobby. There were no serious injuries reported as a result. A vehicle associated to one of the participants was seen leaving the area and heading towards No Frills Gas Bar. A 17-year-old male from Sundre was arrested in connection with the incident and is charged with mischief under $5,000.

9:56 p.m. – A search warrant was executed at a residence on 49th Avenue in Bentley in connection with a drug investigation. One pound of marijuana was seized along with cell phones, scales and drug paraphernalia. A 30-year-old Bentley male is charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking; possession of crystal meth; possession of ecstasy and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

11:05 p.m. – A witness contacted RCMP after an intoxicated male was observed accosting two teenage males and striking one of the males in the face. The assailant then continued on towards Best Western Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive. The 16 year -old victim sustained minor injuries to his cheek. RCMP located the suspect a short time later. A 28-year-old male from Buffalo Head Prairie, Alberta is charged with assault.

Sunday, July 6th

3:02 a.m. – A fight in progress at Edgewater Inn on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake resulted in a 911 call to police. A group of males was heard screaming at each other on the balcony of a room at the hotel. Four males were located by RCMP in a room arguing over a female who was not present. The males were advised to retire for the evening or arrests would be made. They co-operated and no further incidents were reported.

Monday, July 7th

8:29 p.m. – RCMP were dispatched to Westin Place in Sylvan Lake as a result of house fire. Fortunately, no one was injured as the occupant fled the home. The fire was extinguished quickly by fire crews without further damage to adjoining property.

Tuesday, July 8th

12:58 a.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch of an intoxicated female yelling and breaking items inside a home. Three other female occupants were in the residence but were not involved directly in the disturbance. A 32-year-old Sylvan Lake female was charged with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking as she was not to consume alcohol.

Thursday, July 10th

9:28 p.m. – A RCMP officer on patrol along 50th Street in Sylvan Lake observed a speeding vehicle and performed a traffic stop. A check on the driver showed outstanding warrants out of Red Deer. The male was arrested. A strong smell of alcohol was also detected on the male’s breath. A breath sample was taken and a 20 year-old Red Deer male is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

Friday, July 11th

4:12 a.m. – A traffic stop by RCMP on Highway 11A resulted in a charge against a 17-year-old Red Deer male driver. An odour of marijuana was detected by police in the vehicle and a search resulted in the seizure of marijuana. He was also found to have an outstanding warrant. The male was charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams.