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Sunday , 22 May 2022

6 Locals Charged in Fish Trafficking Case

Six Cold Lake residents have been charged with a combined 41 charges for illegal possession and trafficking of fish, after an undercover investigation by Alberta’s Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Branch. Charges include unlawful buying, selling, and possessing walleye, lake trout, lake whitefish & other species.

The investigation included the execution of search warrants on two residences. 118 packages of fish that were being stored were among items seized as a result of the warrants. Other items seized included: 2009 Nissan pickup truck, an electric smoker, gill nets and other fishing gear, as well as 118 fish packages that will be kept in storage.

The Accused

  • Thomas Leslie Duckett
    11 Counts – Traffic Fish (sell) – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 9(4)(a)
    10 Counts – Unlawful Possession – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 25(3)
  •  Keenan Rene Charland
    3 Counts – Traffic Fish (sell) – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 9(4)(a)
    5 Counts – Unlawful Possession – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 25(3)
  • Gerald Charland
    1 Count – Traffic Fish (sell) – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 9(4)(a)
    5 Counts – Unlawful Possession – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 25(3)
  • Darrell Raymond Eklund
    1 Count – Traffic Fish (buy) – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 9(4)(a)
    1 Count – Unlawful Possession – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 25(3)
  • Larry James Denning
    1 Count – Traffic Fish (buy) – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 9(4)(a)
    1 Count – Unlawful Possession – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 25(3)
  • Susan Irene Hollett
    1 Count – Traffic Fish (buy) – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 9(4)(a)
    1 Count – Unlawful Possession – General Fisheries (Alberta) Regulation 25(3)

The initial court appearances, for all six accused, are scheduled for Cold Lake on May 25, 2016.

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