Edmonton police now have $45,000 worth of heroin in their evidence locker after a police chase early Thursday morning.
It was 12:45 a.m. when officers made note of a B.C. plate on a Chevy Pickup at 112 Street and Jasper Avenue. A quick run of the plate found it was stolen, and officers tried to make a traffic stop.
That’s when police say the truck took off, with passengers bailing out along the way.
Air One and the K-9 Unit were called in to assist and all four people in the truck were arrested. One of those passengers allegedly had 135g of heroin in his possession.
Police say a search of the truck turned up a gun with the serial number filed off, along with ammunition.
Further investigation showed the truck is actually from Saskatchewan, while the license plate was stolen from B.C.
Now four people face charges:
Nicholas Kernaz, 25: dangerous driving, criminal flight, possession of stolen property under $5,000, and numerous weapons charges and breaches.
Zachary Olson, 24: possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance and numerous weapons offences.
Shelby Anne Curtis, 23: possession of stolen property under $5,000 and numerous weapons offences.
Benjamin Zacharias, 39: was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for the Purpose of trafficking and numerous weapons offences.