Court Briefs: Trafficking charges downgraded to possession


One pleads guilty in drug bust

Charges have been downgraded and withdrawn against three men who were charged in a drug bust.

The trio was originally slated to begin a preliminary inquiry on Monday in the St. Albert Provincial Court but instead charges were withdrawn against Travis Daniel Glesby, 27, and Tyler Michael Anastacio, 22.

Shawn Orion Chichak, 27, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of a stun baton without a license.

Chichak was given a $500 fine for each of the charges for a total of $1,500. He will be under a weapons prohibition for one year. Glesby had $690 in cash that was seized during the bust returned to him.

The trio were originally charged in February 2017 after a drug bust found cocaine and marijuana in a St. Albert home. The RCMP also found 16 brand new tires and four tire rims in the search, which led to charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Additional charges for stolen vehicles parts

A man is facing more charges after stolen vehicle parts were found in a St. Albert home.

Trevor Wayne Skoro, 43, of St. Albert is facing an additional 10 charges on top of the 25 charges laid in August 2017.

In July 2016 RCMP searched a home at the intersection of Villeneuve Road and Range Road 255, north of the Deer Ridge area of St. Albert. During the search they recovered multiple vehicle parts, trailers and equipment, all believed to be stolen property. They also found large quantities of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The St. Albert RCMP made extensive efforts to locate the renter of the property and then issued an arrest warrant for Skoro.

Skoro first faced 12 counts of possession of property obtained by crime, three counts of tampering with a vehicle identification number, one count of fraudulent concealment, two counts of theft, five counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of a weapon contrary to a judicial order.

He is now facing an additional four charges of possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of tampering with vehicle identification number, three counts of fraudulent concealment and one count of using a forged document.

Skoro was released on a $2,500 cash bail with several release conditions.

Skoro has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 26 at the St. Albert Provincial Court for the first set of charges. He will appear on Feb. 12 for the second set of charges.


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