Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic/Crime Reduction Unit seize firearm

April 8, 2019
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

News release

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Seized handgun

On Apr. 7, 2019, the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic/Crime Reduction Unit were conducting proactive patrols in the downtown area.

As a result of a traffic stop, members seized bear mace, brass knuckles, suspected methamphetamine and oxycontin. A safe was also located within the vehicle and a search warrant was executed. This resulted in the seizure of a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun with prohibited over-capacity magazines.

A 25-year-old male of Sherwood Park, Alta., was arrested and charged with 22 Criminal Code offences, some of which include:

  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm
  • Possession of a controlled substance contrary to the CDSA

Through the use of intelligence led enforcement, the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic/Crime Reduction Unit are committed to public safety and will continue to utilize crime reduction strategies to remove illegal firearms and drugs from our community.

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Contact information

Cst. AlexAnn Burgess
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP
780-997-7900

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