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Alberta man charged by Saskatchewan RCMP with drug trafficking trying to get bail

North Battleford RCMP arrested Diehl on Dec. 7 after they received a report from a concerned citizen about an erratic driver.
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Thirty-six-year-old Alberta resident Lowen Diehl was arrested Dec. 7 by North Battleford RCMP and charged with drug trafficking. Police say the methamphetamine they seized in his SUV equals about 150,000 individual doses and the cocaine equals about 1,000 individual doses. (RCMP photo)

An Alberta man remains remanded in custody in Saskatchewan after he was arrested in December and charged with trafficking drugs.

Lowen Diehl, 36, from Penhold and Edmonton, appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court Dec. 16 and Jan. 5 and is trying to get released on bail. A show cause hearing is now scheduled for Jan. 11. 

North Battleford RCMP arrested Diehl on Dec. 7 after they received a report from a concerned citizen about an erratic driver. Police located the SUV on Highway 16 and arrested Diehl. 

When police searched the SUV they found a large amount of Canadian currency, about 15 kg of methamphetamine, about one kg of cocaine, a small amount of fentanyl and one kg of an unidentified substance. Police say the methamphetamine equals about 150,000 individual doses and the cocaine equals about 1,000 individual doses. 

 ljoy@glaciermedia.ca

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter / Battlefords Regional News-Optimist