A 32-year-old Guernsey man has made history: he’s the first to be charged with a crime under the Cannabis Act within the Humboldt RCMP detachment area.
“Humboldt RCMP conducted a traffic stop in Humboldt on Oct. 24 shortly before 10 am,” said Cst. Geoff Applegate.
As a result of that stop, the man is charged with possession of cannabis he knew to be illicit, which has a fine of $200 if not contested in court.
That’s not all the 32-year-old is being charged with. He’s also charged with two counts of possessing a dangerous weapon, five count of breach of his undertaking, one count of possession of cocaine and one count of operating a unregistered vehicle.
He was taken into custody and made his first court appearance in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Oct. 25. He remains in custody and will go before the courts in the coming weeks.
There were no major incidents this Halloween.
“I think that’s in part to the public, parents, homeowners and the motoring public just paying attention and being prepared for Halloween that there weren’t any incidents,” Applegate said.
The constable said there were a few reports of some minor mischief, but other than that, it was quiet.
RCMP had 61 calls for service in the city of Humboldt between Oct. 18 to 31.
There were 16 traffic offences, four traffic warnings and one impaired driver. There were 14 criminal code calls including three assaults, two thefts, one fraud under $5,000 and a break and enter.