On Feb. 4, 2023, Athabasca RCMP, with the assistance of Desmarais RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence in Calling Lake, Alta., subject to a detailed drug investigation.
As a result of the search, a quantity of drugs was seized, including hundreds of illicit pills and suspected methamphetamine. In addition, several weapons and a stolen vehicle were located and seized. Athabasca RCMP have arrested and charged 56-year-old individual, a resident of Calling Lake, Alta., with several offences, including:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of property obtained by crime
Following a judicial hearing, the individual was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in Athabasca provincial court in the coming weeks. This represents a significant seizure of drugs, weapons, and proceeds of crime that have been removed from our streets. The Athabasca RCMP will continue to target this activity in our efforts at crime reduction to ensure safer communities for the residents of Athabasca County, Alta., Calling Lake, and the M.D of Opportunity, Alta.
Athabasca RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.