A traffic stop by the RCMP in Bonnyville has netted firearms, drugs, and other criminal paraphernalia.
According to Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke, “On January 4 at 11:00 p.m. a member of the Bonnyville RCMP was conducting a traffic stop with a vehicle and while the driver was producing her driver’s licence the member observed the butt end of a firearm in plain view.
The driver was immediately arrested and a female passenger was detained.
“A male was located hiding in the back seat and he too was arrested and proceeded to lie about his identity,” Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke told Lakeland Connect in her weekly update. “A search of the vehicle resulted in locating more firearms, drugs and other criminal paraphernalia.”
The 31-year-old female driver from Cold Lake First Nations, the 33-year-old female passenger from Kehewin, and the 35-year-old male passenger from Saddle Lake were all charged with 15 firearm and weapon-related charges as well as Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Break-In Tools.
“The male was additionally charged with three counts of Failing to Comply with a previous Release Condition, Identity Fraud, Obstruction, and two Counts under the Gaming & Liquor Regulation,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “The male was remanded in custody until his court date on January 18 while both females were released by a Justice of the Peace on a Promise to Pay $2000 if they fail to attend court.”
Their first appearance is scheduled for January 25.