On the morning of Sept. 9, 2020, Cold Lake RCMP received a report of a break and enter that occurred at an oil lease site in the Cold Lake rural area.
Information obtained from the break and enter resulted in police executing a search warrant later that day at a residence in the Elizabeth Metis Settlement.
Officers from the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment, Cold Lake General Investigate Section, RCMP Police Dog Services and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit executed the search warrant.
During the search, police located and recovered property linked to the break and enter along with a loaded rifle, stolen licence plate, suspected methamphetamine and cocaine.
Melvin Marty (42) of the Elizabeth Metis Settlement was charged with the following offences:
- · Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- · Unlawful possession of a firearm
- · Careless use of a firearm
- · Possession of property obtained by crime
- · Trafficking stolen property
- · Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
He was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Sept. 16, 2020.
A 42-year-old female who cannot be named at this time pending swearing of an Information, was also charged with four offences and released. She is set to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 28, 2020.