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Trail RCMP arrest Nelson man for brandishing knife, drug possession

The accused was remanded into custody after a bail hearing before a judge
RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. Photo: The Canadian Press

Prolific offender

Sunday afternoon (Jan. 22) the Trail RCMP responded to a report of a man flashing a knife to a passerby in the 800 block of Schofield Highway, in Warfield.

Officers located the suspect, a 39-year old Nelson man, passed out on a bench allegedly in possession of the knife and drug use paraphernalia.

Subsequent to his arrest for possession of a weapon, noting the man appeared to be intoxicated at the time of his arrest, police allegedly located a quantity of packaged fentanyl and methamphetamine on his person.

He was then charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Officers also discovered the suspect had several outstanding unendorsed warrants for his arrest, including: forcible confinement, assault, uttering threats, weapon possession, mischief, forcible entry, assault and obstruction of a police officer.

The man was remanded into custody after a bail hearing before a judge.

“Trail RCMP have noticed that the trend appears to be repeated offenders are being held in custody,” noted Trail RCMP detachment commander, Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

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