Man found in liquor store in violation of release conditions

After much finagling over the fine details of his release conditions, Larry Watson was released on bail.

After much finagling over the fine details of his release conditions, Larry Watson, one of four men accused in a methamphetamine lab bust north of Stettler in February, was released on bail. The release, however, didn’t last long after Watson was found in a liquor store.

Watson’s long list of release conditions included house arrest and an abstention from alcohol.

On Thursday, March 24, an off-duty member of the Stettler RCMP found Watson in a liquor store in the community of Stettler. Watson had been released less than a week earlier. A search of Watson’s property ensued as a result of his breach of conditions, and police found alcohol and methamphetamine at his home. The possession of alcohol and drugs on the property were another two breaches of his release conditions.

Watson was arrested and held for bail in Red Deer yesterday, March 29. Results of the hearing were not available by press deadline.

Unconscious teen found with syringes

Stettler RCMP responded to a 911 call about an unresponsive youth in the lobby of a downtown Stettler business on March 26. Police attended, along with Stettler EMS. The youth was found with syringes and a knife, but once the scene was secured EMS saw to the youth’s well-being.

Once cleared by EMS, the youth was searched by police and found to be in possession of a controlled substance and arrested. A search of his belongings at the detachment found “large amounts of controlled substances such as methamphetamine and morphine, as well as others,” Stettler RCMP cpl. Cameron Russell said.