Southern Alberta RCMP – Drug Bust and Bear Attack

Complaint of a Bear Attack in Bighorn Municipal District


The investigation for this event will be taken over by Fish and Wildlife.

Original Release

Cochrane, Alberta – On July 19th 2016, at approximately 12:00 PM Cochrane RCMP were called to assist Emergency Medical Services with a possible bear attack near the Trappers Hill Campground.  At this time members are arriving on scene.  Location and if this was in fact a bear attack have not been confirmed at this time.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

Large Illegal Drug Seizure in Pincher Creek
Pincher Creek Alberta- On Sunday July 17, 2016, at approximately 4:00 pm Pincher Creek RCMP located and seized a large quantity of controlled substances after a vehicle was stopped for a serious traffic violation.
The driver was identified as Sebastion ARANZALEZ, 21 yrs of age, from Calgary. He was arrested for not having a drivers licence, having open liquor in the vehicle, and for careless driving.
Found in the vehicle was a back pack that contained approximately 3 ounces of Methamphetamine, nearly 2 ounces of Crack Cocaine, approximately 200 fentanyl pills,  a small amount of marihuana, and a large amount of cash.
Charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking Section 5(2) CDSA are:
  • Sebastion ARANZALEZ, male, 21, of Calgary AB.
  • Ruairi McGINNITY male,  22,  of Lethbridge, AB.
  • Christie REED, female, 39, of Pincher Creek AB.
  • Sherri LAGRANDEUR, female, 40, of Pincher Creek AB.
ARANZALEZ is also charged with driving with no valid licence, and careless driving.
All four were released with conditions by a justice of the peace on a Recognizance with future court dates to appear in Pincher Creek Provincial Court.
This quantity and the type of drug is a serious concern to the RCMP and the community. These drugs have a very negative effect on communities. This quantity of dangerous drugs in the community should be a concern to everyone.