The Dryden Police Service have charged four individuals, following a RIDE Program traffic stop. On March 10, the Dryden Police Service were conducting a RIDE Program on Earl Avenue, when police encountered a vehicle with open liquor inside.

During the investigation, police also found a quantity of marijuana, cocaine and a set of brass knuckles inside of the vehicle. Brass knuckles are identified as a prohibited weapon under the criminal code.

Amanda Lang, a 25-year-old Dryden resident, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

William Walmsley, a 39-year-old Dryden resident, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Tara Dowswell Hourie, a 24-year-old Oxdrift resident, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana – under 30 grams and possession of a prohibited device.

Dakota Derossier, a 24-year-old Wabigoon resident, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited device.

All four accused were arrested and taken into custody, where they were released on a Promise to Appear and to abide by conditions of an Undertaking. The accused will appear in Dryden Court on April 30, 2018.

Those weren’t the only charges laid following a RIDE Program in Dryden. The DPS have also charged a 36-year-old with impaired driving.

For more information: 
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