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Traffic stop in Olds leads to drug seizure


Spruce Grove man has been charged with eleven offences

OLDS (CityNews) – A traffic stop in Olds has resulted in one man being charged and the seizure of drugs.

Olds RCMP say that on Jan. 21, 2020, they received a complaint about a possibly impaired driver.

RCMP say the driver was wanted on outstanding warrants and arrested him.

Upon an initial search of the vehicle, RCMP found fraudulent documents.

During the search, a passenger told police that she had been assaulted by the driver.

After obtaining a search warrant, RCMP seized various drugs, including what they believe to be heroin and fentanyl.

31-year-old Evan Mitchell Balchen, of Spruce Grove, has been charged with eleven offences.

One of the charges included assault based on an incident that police say happened earlier in the day.

Balchen is scheduled to attend Disbury Provincial Court on Feb. 24, 2020.