A man who had a his transportation break down has been busted by the RCMP for being in possession of drugs.
In the early morning hours of February 5th, the Vermilion RCMP were alerted to a suspicious vehicle, by a concerned citizen.
Police say the caller reported a vehicle stopped in the middle of the driving lane just north of Vermilion on Highway 41.
According to an RCMP news release, “The responding members located the vehicle and quickly determined the vehicle was experiencing mechanical issues.”
Police say the investigator’s suspicions were raised while interacting with the driver.
“These suspicions led to determination that the vehicle was stolen. As result the driver arrested and a search resulted in the seizure of just over 300 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately four grams of suspected fentanyl and indicators of drug trafficking,” the RCMP stated.
Jonathan Drake Blyan, 28, of Cold Lake was arrested and charged with the following offences:
– Possession for the purpose of trafficking, 2 counts
– Possession of property obtained by crime, over $5000
– Possession of property obtained by crime, under $5000
– Fail to comply with a release order, 3 counts
“The interdiction of this significant amount of illegal drugs will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the community it was destined for. If it were not for the timely reporting from a member of the community, RCMP may not have been able to make this arrest and seizure.”Cpl Mike Dunsmore Vermilion RCMP.
Jonathan Blyan was held for a JP hearing and was remanded to appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on Monday February 16th, 2021 to speak to bail.