Ponoka RCMP lay drug trafficking charges after traffic stop

Among the drugs located were fentanyl, oxycodone, hydromorphone and heroin

A traffic stop netted Ponoka RCMP investigators with a wide array of opioid drugs.

A Ponoka RCMP officer was making patrols June 3 at 1:30 a.m. east of Ponoka on Highway 53 near Range Road 240 when a suspicious vehicle was stopped by police.

“He conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and while investigating the driver, observed drugs in various areas of the vehicle,” say police.

The 30-year-old female driver, and lone occupant, was arrested and a large amount of drugs were found. Among the drugs are believed to be fentanyl, oxycodone, hydromorphone, heroin and other opioids.

Kelly Manson, of no fixed address, has been charged by Ponoka RCMP with nine charges including seven relating to drug trafficking. Two charges have been laid for failing to comply with a condition of a recognizance as Manson is facing charges out of Lacombe and was on a release with conditions.

Kelly Manson remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Wetaskiwin, via CCTV, on June 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Just Posted

Lacombe Generals clip Eagles’ wings in 6-2 victory

Lacombe looking to continue to roll against Innisfail next week

‘Hey Doreen!’ becomes the latest mural in Lacombe

Digitally created mural features Nanton Street in 1949

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is back

Dinner theatre returns for 22nd season

WATCH: Robotics Mentor gives prestigious personal award to LCHS

Warren Kreway won the Woody Flowers Award for mentorship last May

Ponoka County fire crews handle second baler fire in 12 hours

Fire crews handled a baler fire just west of Gull Lake

WATCH: Robotics Mentor gives prestigious personal award to LCHS

Warren Kreway won the Woody Flowers Award for mentorship last May

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says the Liberal government needs to do more to ensure cannabis products available online are not enticing to young people

B.C. high school teacher faces sexual assault charges

A Mt. Boucherie teacher has been charged with child luring, sexual exploitation and sexual assault.

Most Read