Penticton and South Okanagan
Stolen vehicle arrest leads to drug haul
Aug 20, 2013 / 7:01 pm
A pair of newcomers to Penticton got a chilly welcome from RCMP Drug Task Force Monday who netted themselves a stolen vehicle, a haul of drugs, at least one weapon, and a suspect with a lengthy criminal history in Alberta.
RCMP officers made two arrests in a parking lot in the 2100 block of Main Street, Monday, taking into custody a 33 year old male and a 32 year old female, both residents of Calgary.
The pair were arrested when officers located and recovered a stolen Dodge pickup truck that had been reported as stolen from Okanagan Falls the previous day. Upon arresting the male suspect, officers also seized various quantities of crystal methamphetamine, ketamine, Oxycontin (Oxycondone), drug trafficking paraphernalia, an imitation handgun and a .22 calibre handgun.
As a result, 33-year-old Kid Ashley Tye Brodhead, of Calgary, faces a litany of drug-related charges, including:
- Possession of Oxycodone for the purpose of Trafficking.
- Possession of Ketamine for the Purpose of Trafficking.
- Possession of Methamphetamine.
- Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000.
- Illegal Possession of a Firearm.
- Possession of a handgun and ammunition while prohibited from doing so.
Broadhead apparently has a lengthy criminal record, with numerous outstanding criminal charges in both Hanna and Calgary, He has been remanded into custody for the time being.
The female was later released with no charges.
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