Bonnyville RCMP GIS Unit seizes large quantity of drugs; Ardmore pair arrested

Two Ardmore residents have been arrested after RCMP executed a search on their residence discovering over 390 grams of  methamphetamine.
On January 19, 2019, the Bonnyville RCMP GIS Unit, with assistance from the Cold Lake RCMP, executed a search warrant in the village of Ardmore in relation to an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.  A male and female were arrested upon execution of the search warrant.
The male resisted arrest and is alleged to have assaulted an RCMP member during the arrest.  The search of a residence in Ardmore and an associated vehicle yielded approximately 393 grams of methamphetamine, over $2000.00 in Canadian currency, drug paraphernalia consistent with drug trafficking and a taser.  The value of drugs seized during this investigation, had they reached the street, would be anywhere from $30,000 – $40,000.00
A seizure like this will have a significant impact on the drug trade in Bonnyville and the surrounding areas.  The Bonnyville General Investigations Section is committed to disrupting illegal drug trafficking activities in our community which fuel numerous types of other crime“.  Cst. Burgess – Bonnyville GIS
Jason Robert Gauthier (40) of Ardmore, Alberta has been charged with six offences including;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance;
  • Possession of proceeds of crime;
  • Obstructing a Police Officer;
  • Assaulting a Police Officer;
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon;
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
A 40 year old Female of Ardmore, Alberta has been charged with two offences including;
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance;
  • Possession of proceeds of crime.
Gauthier has been released on a $2000.00 Cash bail Recognizance with conditions to Appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on February 5, 2019.
The charges against the female have not yet been sworn, she was released on a no cash Recognizance with conditions to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court of February 19, 2019.