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Drug trafficking charges laid in Foremost

Posted on May 8, 2020 by 40 Mile Commentator

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The Bow Island/Foremost RCMP in partnership with the Redcliff RCMP and the Medicine Hat ALERT have charged five individuals with a total of 24 charges relating to drug trafficking concerns.

It was on May 6 at 10:15 a.m. that police accessed a home on First Avenue East in Foremost after receiving a complaint that the occupants of the residence were trespassing and damaged the residence.

A search of the house resulted in the recovery of stolen property, a firearm and seized drugs and paraphernalia.

“Foremost RCMP have been investigating several property crimes over the last five months. The community of Foremost has also expressed their concern about suspected drug use from particular residents,” said Staff Sgt. Neil Bailey.

Police have charged 36-year -old, Jacqueline Bourassa with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and mischief.

Eighteen-year-old Madison Boyd has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Brandon Sawatzky, 26, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Chason Marose, 28, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

All four have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Medicine Hat court on Aug. 26.

Vance Pidborochynski, 30, has been charged with four counts of possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, mischief, and two counts of breaching a court order. Pidborochynski was held for a bail hearing. He was released on $150 cash bail and is scheduled to attend Medicine Hat court on July 16.

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