Yesterday, RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) tracked down a fleeing man who now faces multiple charges, many of which are drug-related.
MacKenzie Cory Twoyoungmen, 26, of Morley, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of break-in instruments and others related to operating an unregistered vehicle, and failing to comply with release conditions.
S.Sgt. Tom Kalis says RCMP responded to call on Dec. 3 around 7:30 a.m. that an abandoned vehicle was spotted in the ditch on the opposite side of the road near Morley.
Upon arrival, an adult male was found in the vicinity of the abandoned vehicle and fled into a wooded area. PDS tracked the male to a nearby residence, where he surrendered himself.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, cash, and break-in tools.
At the time of his arrest, Twoyoungmen was on probation.
He has been remanded in custody following a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Calgary Provincial Court on Dec. 6.
S. Sgt. Kalis says the Cochrane RCMP appreciates the volume of calls they receive from the public on suspicion activities.
"We certainly do appreciate the public's assistance in these kinds of things," says Kalis. "We need to be looking out for each other, especially during winter driving conditions.
"In this case, it ended up being somebody that was in breach of a bunch of his conditions and needed to be apprehended by the police."