Man charged with drug possession

A Blackfalds man has been charged with drug possession after a third similar incident in Lacombe over the past two weeks.

A Blackfalds man has been charged with drug possession after a third similar incident in Lacombe over the past two weeks.

On the morning of Jan. 13th, a Lacombe Police Service member was on patrol in an industrial area in the east part of the City and observed a suspicious male walking in the area.

“The officer investigated further and determined the male to be wanted on outstanding warrants,” said Chief of Police Steve Murray of the Lacombe Police Service in a press release.

“Subsequent to the arrest, the male was found to be in possession of an quantity of methamphetamine as well as break-in instruments.”

Michael Bollinger, 36, of Blackfalds has been charged with numerous criminal offences including possession of a controlled substance, possession of break-in instruments and breach of conditions.

Bollinger was remanded into custody and will be attending Red Deer Provincial Court.

This was the third incident over the past two weeks where Lacombe Police Services have laid drug related charges against individuals.

“We know these types of people are coming to our community to violate the safety and sanctity of our residents and their property,” said Murray.

“The Lacombe Police Service intends to send a very strong message that this type of criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our City and with the vigilance and support of our residents, combined with our 24-hour proactive policing, criminals will get caught if they choose to come here.”

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