nino the hunt brother, who is a partner in the pizza Hut chain, has been arrested on drug charges, his lawyer says.
The lawyer for nino said the charges are connected to an incident last year in which nino was taken to a police station and then transported to the RCMP in Calgary.
The investigation was ongoing and we do not have any information to suggest the matter has been resolved, according to the lawyer, Kevin Macdonald.
Macdonald said he would not comment further on the details of the investigation.
On Friday, Macdonald said the arrest came “as a result of the RCMP investigation into allegations that Mr. nino is the owner of a company in which he is a participant.”
He said the RCMP is aware of the allegations but declined to provide details.
A search of the internet and telephone records, MacDonald said, showed nino had been in Calgary for more than two years.
He said he was not involved in the incident in question, but had been involved in it.
Macdonald did not elaborate.
Investigators also found cocaine in nino and a small amount of marijuana.
“I think the RCMP has been doing their job,” Macdonald told reporters outside his downtown Calgary office.
“I would say there is a reasonable suspicion that the RCMP have an ongoing investigation into this matter.”
The RCMP did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Macdonald had offered to pay a $25,000 bond.
Last summer, nino purchased a condo on Lake Simcoe near the Canadian Tire store on the site of the old Stampede parking lot.
He and his brother were later found dead.
According to court documents, ninos brother had a history of mental health issues and was arrested for possessing cocaine.
Police later charged him with four counts of murder, four counts that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.
In a news release, the Calgary police said they are investigating whether the shooting of nino may have been related to a drug trafficking case.
Since March 2016, police have received more than 500 tips on possible drug trafficking activity related to nino.
Nino is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 28.
With files from Associated Press