Editor’s note: this story was updated to include the disposition of charges against Bogner and Read.
After working its way through the courts, Matthew Bogner’s case ultimately had four of the five charges he faced withdrawn.
The sole charge he faced was possession, for which he was sentenced to a $1,000 fine in the August of 2018.
Randy Read failed to appear for his initial court date in 2018 and currently has a Canada-wide arrest warrant out stemming from these charges.
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Stettler RCMP charged two men after raiding a home on 52 Street and seizing drugs and cash on May 15.
Police seized 30 pot plants, more than $3,000 in cash, 1,800 illegal cigarettes, 68 grams of marijuana derivative referred to as ‘hash’, 28 grams of marijuana derivative referred as ‘shatter’, 20 packages of marijuana ‘edible’ gummies and cocaine.
Matthew Bogner, 37, and Randy Read, 27, were charged. An arrest warrant was issued for Read in relation to this investigation.
If anyone has knowledge of Read’s whereabouts, they are encouraged to notify the Stettler RCMP Detachment at 403-742-3382 or contact Crimestoppers.
A large portion of this investigation involved information received from vigilant members of the pubic whom the Stettler RCMP would like to thank for their information.