RCMP seize over $19,000 in cocaine


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April 23, 2015 8:15 AM

Photo Courtesy Lloydminster RCMP Lloydminster RCMP confiscated about a half-pound of cocaine in small, bound baggies, valued at over $19,000.

Lloydminster RCMP have confiscated approximately half a pound of cocaine valued at over $19,000.

On April 14, undercover police, also referred to as the General Investigation Section, approached a man parked in the Range Road 24 and Township Road 512 area, about 30 kilometres northwest of Lloydminster near Streamstown, Alta.

The man was under investigation and believed to be involved in local narcotics trafficking. Once the man realized the plainclothes officers were police, he “sped off” into a field attempting to evade capture, only to get stuck in the mud. He was subsequently taken into custody.

“As the man attempted to flee from police he threw ... packages out the window,” RCMP Const. Grant Kirzinger said. “They were later retrieved by the General Investigation Section with assistance from the police dog service.”

Police said the packages were revealed to be around 400 half-gram bags of cocaine with a total street value just over $19,000.

Forty-year-old Lloydminster resident Jonathon Gold has been charged with resisting a peace officer, flight from a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Gold was released by a justice of the peace on the condition to appear in court on May 5.

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