On Feb. 13, 2020 St. Paul RCMP with assistance of Eastern Alberta District General Investigation Services (EADGIS), Police Dog Services (PDS) and the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed a search warrant on a residence located on Saddle Lake First Nation.
During the search police recovered a .22 caliber handgun that had been reported stolen in April of 2019, over 200 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine along with other substances believed to be cocaine, MDMA, apo-perindopril, tylenol 3 with codeine, hydromorphone, lorazepam and tamazepam.
Other items located in the residence included bear spray, an imitation handgun, a cross bow and ammunition. One male was arrested at the scene without incident.
Nelson Favel (49) of Saddle Lake was charged with 44 offences, some of which include:
- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of Cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of MDMA for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of a stolen firearm
- Possession of a firearm, crossbow or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order (X7)
- Failing to comply with release order (x9)
- Discharging a firearm with intent
- Careless use of a firearm
- Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public (x4)
He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 20, 2020.