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Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate possession of stolen property and drug trafficking

Following an investigation Darcy Netterfield, 41, has been arrested on multiple charges.

On May 20, 2021, members of the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit attended a rural property to conduct a curfew compliance check on Darcy Netterfield, 41, of Wetaskiwin County.

Members had been notified that on May 17, 2021, four newer model Dodge Rams had been stolen from the Ponoka Dodge Dealership. While on the property, members noticed a newer model Dodge Ram parked in a thick wooded area on the property.

Further investigation determined that the truck found on the property was one of those that had been stolen from the dealership. The scene was held and the following morning the RCMP executed a search warrant at the residence.

RCMP recovered the stolen Dodge 3500 valued at over $82,000 along with the key fob, one litre of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and materials related to trafficking controlled substances.

Netterfield was on a release order for trafficking controlled substances out of Red Deer and had been arrested a few weeks prior to that for trafficking controlled substances in Wetaskiwin.

As a result of the investigation Netterfield has been charged with:

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000;

• Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking;

• Fail to comply with release order.

Netterfield was brought before a Justice of the Peace, was remanded into custody, and is scheduled to appear in court in Wetaskiwin on June 1, 2021.

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