Sunday November 23, 2014

Crown opposes release of two for breaches


A local man was arrested last week for beaching conditions of a previous release, with original charges of drug trafficking, break and enter and others.

Nolan Frehlick was in custody during Monday’s provincial court proceedings in Estevan, and the Crown prosecutor would not consent to his release, revoking his previous undertaking.

Frehlick’s charges stem from incidents on Sept. 8, 2011, where it is alleged he was involved in a break and enter and uttering threats. From Sept. 15, he was charged with trafficking cocaine, possessing ecstasy and possessing proceeds greater than $5,000 obtained from crime.

The details of the show-cause hearing cannot be published in accordance with a publication ban.

Frehlick was represented by counsel for the show-cause hearing and was released with some new and amended conditions. Frehlick originally had a condition whereby he could only use a cellphone for employment and legal purposes, but now he can’t possess a cellphone at all. He is also not to possess more than $500 of cash, abide by a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and not have any contact with a co-accused outside of the workplace, as the two share employment.

A trial for his drug-related charges is set for May 22 in Estevan provincial court.

In other proceedings, Jordan Kehler was in custody after being arrested last week. Kehler was sentenced in early March to 18 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to charges of theft, and was most recently arrested for breaching conditions of that probation order.

Kehler has been identified as someone with substance abuse problems, and his defence was asking for his release into a detox program. The Crown prosecutor said he would still oppose Kehler’s release.

A bail verification report was ordered, and he was remanded until Thursday for a possible show-cause hearing.



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