Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit charge male with firearm and drug offences

August 27, 2021
Grande Prairie, Alberta

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Seized Contraband

On Aug. 12, 2021, at 12:05 a.m. RCMP officers of the Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit were on patrol at a rural location when they observed a male in a vehicle parked at a residence. The male was known to police to be on curfew conditions of a release order.

Officers approached the male and arrested him after observing several indicators of drug possession in the vehicle. During a search of the male, incidental to his arrest, officers located a pocket knife and what is believed to be 142 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 30 grams of fentanyl. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, which resulted in the seizure of the following:

  • A loaded .22 calibre handgun
  • A loaded shotgun
  • Shotgun and .22 calibre pistol ammunition

RCMP also located what is believed to be:

  • 1100 tablets of OxyContin
  • 24 grams of crack cocaine
  • 19 grams of crystal methamphetamine
  • 5 grams of fentanyl
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Digital scales, small baggies and other items used for the distribution of controlled substances

A 32-year-old male of Grande Prairie has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a firearm while prohibited x 16
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking x 4
  • Fail to comply with release order x 3
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm in a motor vehicle x 2

Following a judicial release hearing he was remanded into custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Sept. 15, 2021.

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Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations
780-509-3970

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