RCMP arrest Onion Lake man, seize $47,000 in drugs

An Onion Lake man - who allegedly fled from RCMP on foot after he lost control of his vehicle on an icy road during a police chase - was scooped by Mounties six days later.

A Lloydminster Alberta RCMP officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with no license plate in the area of 50 St. and 57 Ave. at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 10. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop and sped away. According to RCMP, the vehicle lost control on an icy road and smashed into a median where it became immobilized. The driver, Courtlin Littlewolfe, 34, allegedly fled the scene on foot, leaving passenger Bianca Lasas, 20, behind.

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Police arrested Lasas and searched the vehicle. They seized more than $47,000 in drugs in the vehicle. The drugs included more than 350 grams of suspected methamphetamine, more than 100 grams of suspected cocaine, and 29 grams of suspected heroin. In addition, police found more than $8,000 in Canadian currency, a handgun, ammunition and a knife. In addition, police found red paisley bandanas generally worn by Westside Outlaws street gang based out of Onion Lake Cree Nation. 

RCMP issued a warrant for Littlewolfe and arrested him on Jan. 16 in Onion Lake.

Combined, the two are facing 31 charges including six possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of a restricted firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, obstruction of a peace officer, identity fraud, flight from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle and driving while prohibited.

Lasas and Littlewolfe were remanded in custody until their next court appearance.


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