Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Bonnyville GIS Unit charges woman with trafficking cocaine

A Bonnyville woman is facing drug related charges after a traffic stop earlier this week.

On March 8, the Bonnyville General Investigation Section members performed a traffic stop outside of town and arrested a female that was wanted on warrant for trafficking cocaine.

Police said that subsequent to the arrest, a substance suspected to be methamphetamine was also located.

Naomi Dawn Kells, 30, of Bonnyville, is charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking and possession of methamphetamine.

Kells has been released to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on April 6, 2021.

“The Bonnyville General Investigation Section remains committed to its primary mandate of combatting drug trafficking in and around the town of Bonnyville,” said Cpl. Chad McRae, non-commissioned officer in charge, Bonnyville General Investigation Section.

“Drug trafficking is not a victimless crime, as many property and persons crimes are tied to drug use and abuse in some way. By focusing our attention on those who chose to engage in the drug trade, our intended outcome is to reduce the overall harm that drugs have on the community.”

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.