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Male-suspect held for drug trafficking

RCMP say they were called to a Lloydminster business initially for suspected fraudulent access of a bank account and then subsequently arrested a man whom they report had suspected illicit drugs in his possession.

On March 23 at 12:32 p.m, Lloydminster RCMP went to the local business to address the initial matter, however a search of the suspect led to the seizure of about 55 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a potential street value of $3,250 and about 5 grams of suspected cocaine with a potential street value of $500.00.

Matthew Edward Alan Nicholson, 21-years of Lloydminster is facing charges for:

  • Possession of a forged document
  • Failure to comply with probation order
  • Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

Nicholson was held for a judicial interim release hearing where he was released from custody by a justice of the peace.

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Nicholson is due back in Lloydminster Alberta provincial court on April 11, 2023.

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