A Swan River RCMP officer was on patrol Sunday morning in Minitonas when they saw someone parked in front of a business with their car running.

The officer recognized the driver and remembered he was prohibited from driving. When the officer went to turn around the vehicle started driving, but was pulled over by the officer right away.

Further investigation found that the suspect was responsible for a theft of gas that had occurred on October 3rd at a business in Swan River.

31-year-old Randy Dietz from Minitonas was arrested without incident and found to be in possession of cocaine at the time of the arrest. He's been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving While Disqualified, Theft, and two counts of Failing to Comply.

Dietz was remanded into custody.