On Feb. 15, 2018 Leduc RCMP’s Drug Unit charged a male after he rammed police vehicles while attempting to flee police.
Members of the Leduc RCMP’s Drug Unit were conducting an operation targeted at drug trafficking. While members were attempting to arrest a male, the male attempted to escape police by ramming his vehicle through police cars. Although his actions caused extensive damage to multiple police vehicles, no officers were injured and he was quickly taken into custody
Incidental to arrest, RCMP located and seized a quantity of cocaine and over $1500 in cash in the accused’s possession.
A 27-year-old male from Edmonton, Alta. has been charged with:
-Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
-Possession of property obtained by crime
-Operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police
He has since been released from custody on bail, by a Justice of the Peace, and is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Leduc on March 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m..
“This situation highlights the risk our officers put themselves in on a daily basis. It is no secret that the drug trade goes hand in hand with organized crime and violence,” says Cpl. Lyle Rattray of the Leduc RCMP. “Our drug unit in Leduc is tasked with interrupting the activities of offenders and making crime reduction in the Community of Leduc a priority.”
Leduc RCMP News release Leduc, Alberta – February 23, 2018