STONEY NAKODA – The man facing charges in relation to a Stoney Nakoda woman's death earlier this month is also facing drug charges after being stopped by RCMP.
Bryan Kelrich House Jr. was pulled over by Stoney Nakoda RCMP and the Cochrane Integrated Traffic Unit on Saturday (April 24) at 7:20 p.m.
Officers were conducting patrols off the Ozada Flats exit north when they spotted a suspicious vehicle with one headlight entering the Stoney Nakoda First Nation community.
A traffic stop was initiated and RCMP observed cannabis within reach of the driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle.
A mandatory alcohol screening was completed and the driver was found to have alcohol in his system. RCMP said the driver was also on conditions for no alcohol and was arrested.
RCMP searched the vehicle and found what they believe to be methamphetamine and fentanyl.
House Jr. was arrested and charged with three counts of failing to comply with a probation order and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was held for a judicial interim release hearing.
He was released to appear in the Cochrane Provincial Court on Tuesday (April 27). He is also facing a charge of criminal negligence causing death in relation to the death of a 23-year-old Stoney Nakoda woman.
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