Fort Saskatchewan RCMP Traffic/Crime Reduction Unit seize firearm

April 8, 2019
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

News release


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.


Contact information

Cst. AlexAnn Burgess
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP

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