On May 22, 2020, at approximately 5:15 p.m. Lac La Biche RCMP responded to a firearms complaint in Heart Lake. Subsequent investigation resulted in a search warrant being obtained.
On May 27, 2020, Lac la Biche RCMP with assistance from the Emergency Response Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, Explosives Disposal Unit, RCMP Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services, executed the search warrant on a property in Heart Lake.
53 year-old Morris Monias, of Heart Lake has been charges with:
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Pointing a firearm
- Possession of a firearm knowing possession unauthorized
- Careless use of a firearm (X4)
- Fail to comply with Undertaking Conditions
A Judicial Interim Release hearing was held, and Monias was released on a Release Order, with conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial court on July 13, 2020.