Nanton and Claresholm RCMP arrested two people and seized varying amounts of illicit drugs yesterday (April 12).
At around 8:15 a.m. they received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Range Road 281.
Police arrived at the scene and found a 2010 Silverado truck which seemed to have taken significant damage from a collision with two people sleeping inside.
Both people were discovered to be wanted for various warrants, and officers identified that the vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run collision a few hours earlier.
The pair were also found to be in possession of varying kinds of drugs including fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
Ashley Quilty (29) of no fixed address was already on a release order at the time of her arrest and had seven outstanding warrants. She faces the following charges:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance Contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (three counts.)
- Fail to Comply with a Release Order Contrary to Section 145(5)(a) of the Criminal Code (two counts.)
- Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident Contrary to Section 69(1)(a) of the Traffic Safety Act.
- Operate uninsured Motor Vehicle on a Hwy Contrary to Section 54(1)(a) of the Traffic Safety Act.
- Operate unregistered Motor Vehicle on a Hwy Contrary to Section 52(1)(a) of the Traffic Safety Act.
- Operate a Motor Vehicle without a Subsisting Drivers Licence Contrary to Section 51(a) of the Traffic Safety Act.
- Permit improper use of licence plate on Motor Vehicle Contrary to Section 53(1)(d) of the Traffic Safety Act.
Clayton Jordan (39) of Lethbridge had 16 outstanding warrants, and was charged with:
- Possess a Controlled Substance Contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (three counts.)
- Possession of a Smoke Grenade Contrary to a Prohibition Order Contrary to Section 127(1) of the Criminal Code.
The two were taken before a Justice of the Peace for Judicial Interim Release Hearings. Quilty was released on a $750 Promise to Pay Release Order, and Jordan was held in custody on a $500 Cash Bail Warrant of Committal.
They're scheduled to appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court on May 4th, 2022 to answer to the charges.