Peace River man nabbed in Loon Lake drug bust

Leader staff

Red Earth Creek RCMP arrested a 48-year-old man on March 3, for drug and weapons offences, following a complaint on Loon River First Nation.

According to a March 15 news release, police received a complaint from someone about a person who had previously been prohibited from being in the community. Police located the man, who provided false identity, and an interaction occurred wherein he resisted arrest and was taken into custody.

In the course of the arrest police found brass knuckles, what is believed to be methamphetamine, drug trafficking paraphernalia and money. They did not say how much.

The 48-year-old Peace River man was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

The accused was released with a promise to appear in Red Earth Creek Provincial Court on March 16, 2021.

This matter is still under investigation and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Red Earth Creek RCMP at 780-649-3992 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at, or the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Items seized in the bust include drugs, weapons and money.

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