Thursday , 17 June 2021

Bonnyville RCMP, GIS charge man with meth possession

A Cold Lake man is facing drug trafficking charges after a Bonnyville RCMP and GIS investigation.

On Tuesday, Bonnyville members conducted a traffic stop in town on a male known to be wanted on outstanding warrants out of Bonnyville and Cold Lake.

Upon arrest of the male, police located a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and other items consistent with drug trafficking.

The male was arrested without incident.

Dennis Budenski, 49-year-old of Cold Lake, has been charged with the following offences;

  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking;
  • Possession of proceeds of crime;
  • Failing to comply with the condition of a release order.

Dennis Budenski was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody.

His next court appearance was scheduled for July 16, 2020 at St. Paul Provincial Court.

Dennis Budenski currently has a separate charge pending for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking methamphetamine, stemming from an investigation conducted by Bonnyville G.I.S. in August, 2018.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.