Wetaskiwin RCMP seize handgun, marijuana from residence

Male awaits judicial interim release hearing

Wetaskiwin RCMP have seized marijuana and other items leading to criminal charges from a residence in the community.

On Jan. 4 Wetaskiwin RCMP members, assisted by the Crime Reduction Unit and Police Dog Services, executed the warrant and arrested a male inside. Members located a hand gun, a significant amount of marijuana, and miscellaneous drug related paraphernalia.

The day beforeRCMP had received information that an apartment residence located along 56th Avenue contained drugs and a handgun.

A lone male remains in custody pending a judicial interim release hearing.

Charges include:

• Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking

• Possession of a firearm while unauthorized

• Unsafe storage of a firearm

Police urge anyone with information about any suspicious activity or potential crimes to call your local police detachment. 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

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