Officers with the Ste Rose du Lac RCMP began patrolling an area after they were informed of a suspicious black truck being stuck in a ditch off Road 130 N, on Feb. 2 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Police said the ditch was located west of Highway 278, near Reedy Creek.
Upon arriving, police said the truck was gone. It was located following a patrol of the area, but officials noted that it did not stop for police and fled.
The vehicle was then located stuck in a ditch off Highway 278, in the south end of Ebb and Flow First Nation. Police said a man was seen fleeing on foot. He was arrested following a brief pursuit.
The vehicle, confirmed to be stolen, was searched, resulting in the seizure of a loaded shotgun, a small quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A search of the man, whom police said was wanted on two outstanding warrants, was found to be carrying a quantity of cash.
The 30-year-old male suspect was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including resisting arrest and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
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