Drug trafficking and firearms charges from curfew check

Leader staff

A person charged with drug trafficking and possession of illegal firearms was arrested again for both, says a July 17 RCMP media release. This was the result of a curfew check.

Curfews and curfew checks by the police can be a condition of bail.

The RCMP media release says, “On July 14, 2020, Red Earth Creek RCMP conducted a curfew check in Loon River First Nation on a person previously charged for drug trafficking and possession of illegal firearms. During the curfew check, RCMP members observed several firearms inside the residence. At that time, all of the occupants of the home were arrested and the residence was secured pending a search warrant application.

“Further investigation resulted in a search warrant being obtained for the residence and property in Loon Lake, Alta. During the execution of the search warrant, Red Earth Creek RCMP members seized a number of items including: several loaded prohibited firearms including sawed off shotguns and rifles, over a hundred rounds of ammunition, several cell phones and suspected methamphetamine and drug trafficking paraphernalia.”

A 25-year-old woman from Loon Lake and a 27-year-old man from Peerless Lake are both charged with multiple crimes.

The woman and the man are both charged with:

Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking.

Five counts each of possession of a firearm and/or ammunition while prohibited and possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous.

Four counts each of careless use of a firearm and possession of a prohibited firearm without holding a license.

The woman is also charged with utter threats, resisting arrest, and 10 counts of breach of release conditions.

The man is charged with four counts of breach of release conditions.

Following a bail hearing, both the man and the woman were put into custody. They were scheduled to attend Red Earth Creek Provincial court on July 21, 2020.

This matter is still under investigation and anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Red Earth Creek RCMP at 780-649-3992 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Weapons, drugs, and drug trafficking paraphernalia seized in Loon River First Nation on July 14 by Red Earth Creek RCMP. A man and a woman have been charged.

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