Male Arrested After Lighting a Joint at Court House

  • Feb. 1, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Vol 15, Issue 5, Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

On January 25th, 2011 at approximately 2:12 p.m., Leduc RCMP received a report of a male at the Leduc Provincial Courthouse who appeared to be in possession of a large bag of marihuana.

Members of the Leduc RCMP Regional Drug Section attended and observed a male roll and light up what is believed to be a marihuana joint outside of the court house.  The RCMP members approached the male and identified themselves as police officers. 

The RCMP members asked the male if he had a permit to possess the marihuana.  The male advised he did however refused to show it to police.  The male who also would not provide members with identification attempted to walk away from police and was subsequently arrested for Obstructing a Peace Officer and taken into police custody.

A warrant was requested and granted allowing police to search the male’s vehicle.  Inside of the vehicle, RCMP members found a small plastic clear bag containing what is believed to be approximately 6.8 grams of cannabis resin.

A permit to possess marihuana for medicinal purposes does not allow for the possession or consumption of cannabis resin (also referred to as Hashish).  RCMP members also located a cell phone in the vehicle.  The male who is currently bound by a Conditional Sentencing Order (CSO) for a previous trafficking related offences is not to be in possession of a cell phone without written permission from his probation officer.

James Randy PRINGLE, a 23 yr old male from Leduc, AB is facing the following charges:

  1. Obstruct a Peace Officer
  2. Obstruct a Peace Officer (by Resisting Arrest)
  3. Possession of a Controlled Substance

PRINGLE was released on a recognizance with conditions for the above charges but was remanded into custody on the allegations of breaching his CSO.  PRINGLE is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on February 17th, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

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