October 21st, 2020

Drug charges laid after Foremost bust


By Jensen, Randy on May 11, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -FOREMOST

The Bow Island/Foremost RCMP, in partnership with Redcliff RCMP and Medicine Hat ALERT, have charged five individuals with a total of 24 offences relating to drug trafficking concerns.

Foremost RCMP have been investigating several property crimes over the last five months as the community of Foremost has expressed concern about suspected drug use from particular residents.

On Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. police gained access to a home on 1st Avenue East in Foremost after receiving a complaint that the occupants were trespassing and had damaged the residence. A search of the house resulted in the recovery of stolen property, a firearm and seized drugs and paraphernalia.

Jacqueline Bourassa, 36, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and mischief.

Madison Boyd, 18, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Brandon Sawatzky, 26, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful possession of a firearm and unsafe storage of a firearm.

Chason Marose, 28, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Bourassa, Boyd, Sawatzky and Marose have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Medicine Hat court on Aug. 26.

Vance Pidborochynski, 30, has been charged with four counts of possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, mischief, and two counts of breaching a court order. Pidborochynski was held for a bail hearing. He was released on $150 cash bail.

and is scheduled to attend Medicine Hat court on July 16.

Bow Island RCMP continue to investigate.

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Citi Zen

What’s the point of $150 cash bail for someone who is likely to never show?

buckwheat

To make it so it’s a waste of time trying to collect it should they jump.