From Maskwacis RCMP:

April 20, 2018, Maskwacis RCMP members performed a traffic stop that resulted in the seizure of cash and drugs. A 36-year-old Wetaskiwin man has been charged.

At approximately 8:25pm on April 20, 2018 RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle speeding through Maskwacis. After speaking with the driver, officers observed several signs of illegal drug use resulting in the lone male occupant being taken into custody. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered drug paraphernalia, cash and drugs which were hidden in a container with a false bottom. RCMP say the drugs are believed to be cocaine and crystal methamphetamine.

“This is a significant seizure with a significant impact on the community,” says Sgt. Dwayne Moore of the Maskwacis RCMP. “This is a great example of the crime reduction work done every day by our general duty members who utilize evidence-based policing and local intelligence to have a positive impact on the community.”

Wayne Wiebe of Wetaskiwin has been charged with two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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