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Traffic stop in Claresholm leads to drug trafficking charges

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CLARESHOLM, AB – A traffic stop in Claresholm last week has resulted in drug trafficking charges against two people.

Late last Wednesday, around 11:30pm, Claresholm RCMP initiated a traffic stop within town limits.

One of the two occupants inside had an outstanding warrant for their arrest.

Nanton RCMP assisted with a search of the vehicle and recovered what’s suspected to be meth, cocaine, and fentanyl with a street value of about $7,500.

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41 year old Robert Thibeault and 27 year old Kassanda Villneff are jointly charged with six criminal offences including possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

They’ve been released from custody to appear in Fort Macleod Provincial Court in the New Year.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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