Vermilion RCMP say suspicious activity reported by the public has led to an arrest
On Jan 7, 2020 the Vermilion RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious male at business in Innisfree. Members attended the business and when they approached the subject it was determined that he was in a stolen Dodge truck. The male resisted arrest and attempted to flee. Police apprehended the suspect after a short foot-chase. After searching the suspect, police discovered a concealed weapon, methamphetamine and cocaine.
Police arrested 34-year-old Damien Mercer of Lloydminster and charged him with the following Controlled Drug and Substances Act and Criminal Code offences:
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 2
- Possession of property obtained by crime X 2
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Resisting a peace officer
- Fail to comply with conditions
Mercer was remanded into custody to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on January 13, 2020.