Photo provided/ Maskwacis RCMP

Photo provided/ Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team Arrest Male on Gun Complaint

Sept.1, 2020, Maskwacis RCMP responded to a firearm complaint at the Samson Cree Nation townsite.

Maskwacis, Alta. – At approximately 04:30 a.m. on September 1, 2020, the Maskwacis RCMP responded to the Samson Cree Nation townsite in response to a firearm complaint. During the course of the investigation, the Maskwacis RCMP obtained a search warrant for a nearby residence and the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) was engaged to assist in executing the search warrant.

During the search of the residence, a firearm was located and 24-year-old Ray Buffalo of the Samson Cree Nation was charged with the following offences:

· Sec. 87(1) CC – Pointing firearm

· Sec. 88(1) CC – Possession of weapon dangerous to public peace

· Sec. 91(1) CC – Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Sec. 86(1) CC – Careless storage of a firearm

· Sec. 145(5)(a) CC – Breach of release order

Further investigation into this incident is ongoing.

-Submitted by Maskwacis RCMP

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