On June 29, 2023, Strathcona County RCMP Crime Reduction Unit conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Highway 216 near Baseline Road in Sherwood Park. Members were unable to confirm the identity of the driver, and as a result, the male was detained to continue the investigation. Police located what appeared to be cocaine, and the male was arrested and searched.
Subsequently, the vehicle was searched, and police located and seized two handguns, ammunition, over 77 grams of what is believed to be cocaine as well as Canadian currency.
A 21-year-old individual, a resident of Edmonton, has been charged with:
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle (x2)
- Possession of stolen property
The individual was released from custody following a judicial interim release hearing and is schedule to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Aug. 2, 2023.
Anyone who may have information can contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or using the "P3 TIPS" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.