Grande Prairie, AB: A 25 year old male is facing a number of charges stemming from an incident Firday morning where a number of citizens stopped to assist an RCMP Officer who was trying to arrest a male outside of a gas station.
On Friday, April 17 at approximately 7:45 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious male asleep in his vehicle outside of a gas station located in the area of 83rd Avenue and Westpointe Drive. After locating the suspect, the RCMP arrested the male after it was believed that the male was in care and control of the vehicle while impaired. When the RCMP officer was trying to arrest the suspect it is alleged that the male resisted arrest. Three male citizens came to the aid of the police officer and helped get the male into custody. Subsequent to the arrest, the suspect was found to be in possession of what is believed to be illegal drugs; including cocaine and methamphetamine.
Tyler Joseph MEAGHER, a 25 year old male from Grande Prairie has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, impaired care and control of a motor vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, fail to provide police with an operator’s licence, mischief under $5000 and resisting arrest. MEAGHER was remanded into custody and will appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court later this morning.
The three male citizens that came to the aid the police officer left before police could speak with them. Grande Prairie RCMP are asking these males to come forward and contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment so that they can be identified and thanked for their assistance.