Spruce Grove Man Facing Charges After Traffic Stop in Olds.


January 27, 2020 at 8:24 am - Home,
By Erika Chorostil

A Spruce Grove man is facing eleven charges after a traffic stop in Olds resulted in police seizing drugs and fraudulent documents.

On January 21st at approximately 9:40 pm, Olds RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the town of Olds. A short time later, an officer located the vehicle and determined the male driver was wanted on outstanding warrants.

The male was arrested and an initial search of the vehicle revealed what appeared to be several fraudulent documents including falsified identification cards and licences. Through the course of the investigation, a female passenger disclosed to police that she had been assaulted by the driver.

Police obtained a search warrant to further investigate the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of various drugs, including what is believed to be heroin and fentanyl.

31-year-old Evan Mitchell Balchen of Spruce Grove has been charged with eleven offences, including:
-Unlawful possession of identity documents
-Trafficking of a controlled substance
-Possession of a controlled substance
-Uttering threats

Balchen remains in custody on his warrants and is scheduled for a court appearance in Didsbury Provincial Court on February 24th.



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