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Thursday , 23 September 2021

Vermilion RCMP seize over 300 grams of meth, 4 grams of fentanyl from Cold Lake man

A Cold Lake man is facing drug trafficking-related charges after an investigation by Vermilion RCMP.

On Friday, February 5, police got a report of a vehicle stopped in the middle of the driving lane on Highway 41 just north of Vermilion.

After RCMP arrived on scene, they determined the vehicle was having mechanical issues. Suspicions were raised, police said, in the continued discussion with the driver, which led police to believe the vehicle was stolen.

As result the driver was arrested and a search resulted in the seizure of just over 300 grams of suspected methamphetamine, approximately four grams of suspected fentanyl, and indicators of drug trafficking.

Jonathan Drake Blyan, 28, of Cold Lake was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (2x)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, over $5000
  • Possession of property obtained by crime, under $5000
  • Fail to comply with a release order (3x)

Jonathan Blyan was held for a Justice of the Peace hearing and was remanded to appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on Monday, February 16 to speak to bail.

“The interdiction of this significant amount of illegal drugs will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the community it was destined for. If it were not for the timely reporting from a member of the community, RCMP may not have been able to make this arrest and seizure.” Cpl Mike Dunsmore Vermilion RCMP.

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.