On December 28, 2017, Innisfail RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 54 outside of Innisfail, Alta. As a result of the investigation, the vehicle was searched and police located a loaded sawed off shotgun, ammunition, face masks, break in tools and a controlled substance.
As a result of this traffic stop, a 29-year-old male from Red Deer, is now charged with multiple offenses, including but not limited to:
- unauthorized possession of a firearm
- possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number
- possession of a controlled substance.
On January 1, 2018, Innisfail RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Range Road 25, Red Deer County. During the traffic stop, police observed a prohibited gun magazine in plain view inside the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, police seized a Suomi M31 semi-automatic sub-machine gun, two 36 round Suomi M31 magazines loaded with ammunition, two pistol magazines, nun chucks and other assorted ammunition. As a result of this traffic stop, three people have been charged with multiple firearms offenses; two males, age 25 and 34, from Rimbey, alta and a 26-year-old female from Innisfail, Alta.