Buck Lake man arrested, faces seven charges

Buck Lake man arrested, faces seven charges

Rocky Mountain House RCMP: Suspect arrested with a loaded handgun

A Buck Lake man is facing a number of serious charges, including allegedly carrying a loaded handgun, according to Rocky Mountain House RCMP.

According to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dru Abernathy, “On December 1, Rocky Mountain House RCMP members were patrolling a crime “hot spot” area. An officer located a suspicious vehicle and engaged in an investigation under the Traffic Safety Act.

“The driver was found to be a suspended driver and was arrested. A search of the driver and the vehicle resulted in police locating a loaded Sig Sauer handgun, cocaine, methamphetamine and a large amount of Canadian currency.

“A 34-year-old male from Buck Lake, Alberta is in custody and currently facing the following charges: Possession of Cocaine for the purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Carless Storage of a firearm, Possession of a restricted firearm where unauthorized and Drive While unauthorized.

“The Rocky Mountain House RCMP continue to engage in crime reduction initiatives. If you have information, please call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882 or call your local police service. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS. “