Bail denied for drug/flight from police suspect

Bail had been denied in provincial court in North Battleford for an individual arrested last December by members of the Battlefords Gang Task Force.

Trent Angus, 30, of Edmonton, Alta., faces several charges including flight from police, dangerous operation of a vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and several counts of failing to comply with an undertaking.
His bail hearing took place Wednesday morning before Judge Dan O’Hanlon. Angus was present as were Crown and defence counsel.

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Angus has been in custody since Dec. 17, after RCMP tried to perform a stop on the vehicle he was driving. According to their news release, the RCMP later located the vehicle on 91st Street and tracked footprints to a residence there. Angus was arrested without incident.

The next court appearance for Angus is Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. by closed-circuit TV, with his matters “to be spoken to”. In all likelihood trial dates will be set at that next appearance. The initial indication from counsel following the bail hearing is that two days would be needed for a trial.

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