Stettler senior gets 60 days in jail for drug possession

Charged with having ‘small’ amount of marijuana, meth and cocaine

The following cases were heard by Judge B. Rosborough in Stettler provincial court June 14.

• William McKinnon pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a substance and failing to comply with conditions. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail to be served on weekends and 18 months probation.

The court heard that while on patrol on Hwy 601, police stopped McKinnon and discovered a “small amount” of meth and cocaine in his pocket.

The defence lawyer said that McKinnon is a pensioner collecting workman’s compensation. He said McKinnon was struck on the head in a logging accident and has mental health issues as a result.

McKinnon is the primary care provider for his wife of 27 years. Wilson said McKinnon does the household duties such as shopping, cooking and laundry.

• Lyle Vance appeared in Stettler provincial court via CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre and reappears June 28 and the judge ordered him to appear in person in Stettler.

He faces numerous charges including: Unlawful confinement, robbery with a firearm, two counts of robbery, pointing a firearm, four counts of possession of a weapon, three counts of intimidation through threats, evading police, three counts of unlawfully being in a dwelling, careless use/storage of a firearm, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, three counts of possession of stolen property, driving while disqualified, three counts of possession of stolen property, driving without insurance, careless driving, possession of substance, possession of break-in instruments, carry a concealed weapon, obstruction/resisting arrest and four counts of breach of probation.

• Lyle Anderson appeared via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre and reappears June 28 for election and plea.

Anderson is charged with robbery with a firearm, two counts of robbery, pointing a firearm, three counts of possession of a weapon, three counts of intimidation by threats, three counts of unlawfully in a dwelling, one count of careless use/storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and six counts of breach of probation.

• Mathew Duda appeared via CCTV from RDRC. He is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, possession of stolen property, theft of a vehicle, two counts of mischief and break and enter. He reappears June 28 for election, plea and set dates for trial.

• Bryan Moffitt appeared via CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre. He is charged with possession of a weapon, possession of prohibited weapon, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of stolen property, dangerous driving and failing to stop/evading police.

He reappears in Stettler provincial court June 28.

• Matthew Bogner reappears in Stettler provincial court July 12. He is charged with five counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

• Danielle Elander reappears June 28 to elect how he wants to be tried. He is charged with two counts of break and enter into a dwelling.

• Benjamin Lindstrom appeared via CCTV from Edmonton Remand Centre and was released on $5,000 no cash deposit bail. He is charged with robbery with a firearm, two counts of assault, mischief, possession of a dangerous weapon and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

He was released on $5,000 no cash deposit bail. He reappears June 28.

• The court allowed Danielle Annable’s case to be put over until June 28 to give her time to get her affairs in order because it’s likely she will go to jail. On June 28 she is expected to enter a plea. She is charged with theft of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing a peace officer, speeding, failing to remain at scene of accident, failing to hold a valid driver’s license, speeding, careless driving and failing to comply with conditions.

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