The deployment of RCMP’s crime reduction team in Onion Lake led to the arrest of a wanted 35-year-old man.
Last week, the CRT and Onion Lake RCMP arrived at residence seeking information on a man wanted on several warrants. Police say they searched the area after several people denied any knowledge on the man’s whereabouts.
A man matching the description of the wanted individual, 35-year-old Philip Scott Heathen was found hiding in tall grass. During the arrest, RCMP confiscated cocaine, cannabis, methamphetamine and cash.
Heathen faces 12 charges including Assault with a Weapon and will appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on July 22.
The CRT assists detachments with a focus on capturing prolific offenders, repeat offenders and gang members.