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Suspect with over 80 warrants held by Vermilion RCMP

Vermilion investigators have charged a driver who was later found to have 87 outstanding warrants after they reported that he failed to obey a stop sign.

Early on the morning of Saturday June 3 around 3:30 a.m., Vermilion RCMP say they pulled over a driver after they report that the vehicle did not stop at a stop sign.

As officers conducted the traffic stop, they say they discovered there was an outstanding warrant for the lone-male occupant who had a suspended licence. Further investigation determined he had provided a false name, was breaching his conditions, had more warrants, and there was a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine within the vehicle.

Gilbert James Hunter, 47-years of Elk Point, Alberta, was arrested on 87 outstanding warrants.

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Investigators are laying new charges including:

  • Possession of suspected methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of suspected fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking
  • Obstructing a police officer
  • Identity theft
  • Failure to comply with a release order (2 counts)
  • Failure to obey stop sign

Hunter was held for a judicial interim release hearing.

Following the hearing, Hunter was remanded into custody with court set for June 6, 2023, at Alberta Court of Justice in Lloydminster.

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