One man has been charged and several drugs were seized after officers conducted a traffic stop of a stolen ATV on Onion Lake Cree Nation.

RCMP say officers pulled over the reported stolen ATV on Monday.

According to police the man operating the vehicle provided false identification and refused to comply with officers.

Mounties say a brief altercation took place before the man was arrested.

After the arrest officers seized a wide variety of drugs and items:

  • approximately 25 grams of cocaine, divided into 25 packages

  • 180 grams of methamphetamine

  • 68 tablets of codeine

  • 3 cellular phones

  • a large sum of Canadian currency

(A photo of the seizure provided by the RCMP.)

As a result Philip Heathen, of Onion Lake Cree Nation, was charged with several drug-related offences. These include multiple trafficking-related charges.

Heathen made his first court appearance by telephone in a Lloydminster court Tuesday morning.