Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit - seizure of weapons and contraband

January 28, 2021
Wetaskiwin, Alberta

News release


Seized Contraband

A traffic stop on Highway 13 and 2A on Jan. 20, 2021, has led to the seizure of various contraband items, and charges against two subjects.

While conducting patrols in a targeted area, the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit identified possible suspicious activity in a vehicle and with the assistance of Wetaskiwin RCMP, conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be a suspended driver.

Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested when officers observed paraphernalia inside the vehicle associated to drug trafficking. A search warrant was executed, and the RCMP seized controlled substances with the bulk of it being Fentanyl. Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of Canadian and American currency, a machete, knife, bear spray, and a pistol type bb gun.

A 41-year-old male and a 41-year-old female are being jointly charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x4) and possession of property obtained by crime under 5,000. The 41-year-old male is also facing charges under the Traffic Safety Act.

Both subjects are due to appear in court on March 2, 2021 in Wetaskiwin.


Contact information

Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group

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