Alberta man charged by N.B. RCMP with drug trafficking trying to get bail

An Alberta man remains remanded in custody in Saskatchewan after he was arrested in December and charged with trafficking drugs.

Lowen Diehl, 36, from Penhold and Edmonton, appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court Dec. 16 and Jan. 5 and is trying to get released on bail. A show cause hearing is now scheduled for Jan. 15.

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North Battleford RCMP arrested Diehl on Dec. 7 after they received a report from a concerned citizen about an erratic driver. Police located the SUV on Highway 16 and arrested Diehl.

When police searched the SUV they found a large amount of Canadian currency, about 15 kg of methamphetamine, about one kg of cocaine, a small amount of fentanyl and one kg of an unidentified substance. Police say the methamphetamine equals about 150,000 individual doses and the cocaine equals about 1,000 individual doses.


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