CHESTERMERE – On Nov. 22, 2011 at around 2 a.m., members of the Chestermere RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Range Road 284 near Highway 1.
A black 1995 Honda Civic was followed out of Chestermere and pulled over after the license plate information failed to match the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was then determined to have outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Incident to his arrest, a small amount of marihuana was located on his person. A further search of his vehicle resulted in the location and seizure of approximately 100 grams of methamphetamine.
Additionally, electronic scales, baggies and cell phones were located and seized from the car, indicating possession for the purpose of trafficking. Officers also collected a handgun, a small number of pills believed to ecstasy, and tools used for break and enters.
The driver and a male passenger in the car were arrested for possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, and both were immediately taken to the Strathmore RCMP Detachment cells, where Judicial Interim Release Hearings were conducted.
Jason Harron, who resides partially in Chestermere and Calgary, was later charged for possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ecstacy for the purpose of trafficking. The 36-year-old was also charged for possession of break and enter tools and possession of an imitation firearm, as well as for other offences.
Also charged was 31-year-old Brett Klyne of Calgary. Klyne was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of ecstacy for the purpose of trafficking.
Both accused appeared before the Justice of the Peace. Harron’s matter was adjourned to Nov. 25 – although no further information was provided following his appearance – with Kylyne’s matter adjourned to Dec. 6.
“Its no surprise that people in this community or in any community are in possession of methamphetamine,” said Staff Sgt. Glenn Henry. “Although we don’t see it in Chestermere that often, we’re not blind to the fact that it’s probably here, as it is in any community.
“I’m very pleased that our members could be proactive and conduct the stop, and that they were successful in discovering these illegal drugs.”
Henry said that they are aware of the affects not only of methamphetamine, but of any illegal drugs.
“It’s a health concern, it’s a social concern and it’s a criminal concern,” he said. “Our officers are aware of our proximity close to the city, and know that people are transient between Chestermere and Calgary, and that anybody could be in possession of an illegal substance.
“It is important that our members have an awareness so as to be able to detect it and deal with it if they find it.”
Henry said that simply being out and having a presence in the community is what leads to these kind of seizures.
“We are out there looking for activity, and this time we found something,” he said. “When you’re out there working, good things will happen.”
Methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” or “speed” is an illegal man-made drug that is highly addictive. Henry said that it varies in texture and purity, depending on how it is made, and that it is usually found as a fine to coarse powder, crystals, or white chunks with grey or pink bits.
Methamphetamine may be taken orally, smoked, snorted, or injected. New users of methamphetamine will usually use one tenth of a gram for a high lasting around 14 hours.
If anyone has any information in this crime or any other please contact the Chestermere RCMP at HYPERLINK “tel:(403) 204-8777″403-204-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
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