Couple accused of drug dealing breach release

Court: Man denied bail after accumulating number of charges

By: Darlene Casten

  |  Posted: Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 10:43 am

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A pair of alleged Okotoks drug dealers is back in jail after allegedly breaching their release conditions.

The couple was arrested just under a month ago at a downtown Okotoks four-plex targeted in a previous raid by RCMP who suspected it to be a hub for drug dealing

Robert Wayne Sims, 20 of Okotoks, and Lindsey Charlton, 32 of Okotoks, appeared together by CCTV from the Calgary Remand Centre in Okotoks court last week.

They were both on release conditions for drug trafficking charges stemming from a Jan. 25 police raid of a home on North Railway Street.

Officers found crystal meth, marijuana, morphine, cocaine and magic mushrooms in the home. They later allegedly found crack cocaine Charlton had hidden in a body cavity. Officers also found jewelry in the home believed to be stolen.

They both were charged with possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, five charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of the proceeds of crime, possession of stolen property and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Sims faces various other charges being overseen by provincial Crown prosecutors and a federal Crown prosecutor, who handles drug charges. Both say they are seeking to revoke Sims’ bail on all his outstanding charges.

A justice of the peace also refused bail to Sims on his latest charges.

The pair was allegedly found together after they had been ordered to have no contact with one another. Sims is also accused of breaching his curfew and not reporting to RCMP.

Sims will be back in court March 1.

Charlton’s bail was set at $650 and she will also be back in court March 1.


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