Multiple charges after traffic stop

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July 8, 2014 10:53 AM

At about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, police pulled over a driver at the corner of 54 Street and 49 Avenue. The street was blocked off while the RCMP performed their search of the vehicle. A canine unit was also brought in for the search. - Tom Pierson Photo

A 25-year-old man is facing trafficking charges, after $16,000 worth of crack cocaine, Oxycodone and fentanyl were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Chad Lloyd Thorne was pulled over last Friday at the intersection of 54 Street and 49 Avenue, after police found he was driving while disqualified and while failing to comply with a recognizance from previous drug charges.

A search of the vehicle found the drugs, $9,500 in cash and other trafficking and drug use paraphernalia, all of which were seized by police.

He was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, fentanyl and Oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking, driving while disqualified, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, seven counts of failing to comply with a recognizance.

The passenger of the vehicle — 19-year-old Jessica Alison Gregorie — was also arrested and charged during the traffic stop. She’s facing counts of possession of cocaine, fentanyl and Oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, obstruction, resisting arrest, possession of weapon dangerous to the public. She has been remanded in custody and will appear in Lloydminster Court (AB) on July 8.

Both suspects remain in custody and will appear in court on July 15 and July 8, respectively. Thorne is also set to be in court on Wednesday, July 9, for a preliminary hearing for charges dating back to Sept. 3, 2013 when he was arrested and charged for possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, along with weapon and proceeds of crime charges.

None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.

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