EADRCRU seize weapons, drugs, and vehicle in search warrant arrest

Weapons, drugs, and a vehicle was seized after police executed a search warrant in Saddle Lake.

On Thursday, June 15, Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EAD RCRU) executed a search warrant on a residence on the Saddle Lake First Nation. With the assistance of St. Paul RCMP and acting on information from the public, the warrant execution resulted in the arrest of a male, RCMP said on Friday. 

As a result of the search warrant, the following were seized:

  • A 2009 Dodge truck
  • Construction equipment
  • A Honda generator
  • A restricted firearm
  • A non restricted firearm
  • A quantity of cocaine and methamphetamine
  • Canadian currency

Tyson Hunter, 50, a resident of Saddle Lake First Nation, has been charged with 18 offences including:

  •       Possession of Property obtained by Crime over $5000
  •       Possession of Property obtained by Crime under $5000 (x3)
  •       Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (x3)
  •       Unsafe Storage of Firearm (x2)
  •       Possession Of Firearm/Ammunition while prohibited (x6)

At the time of the arrest, Hunter was bound by two lifetime Firearms Prohibition Orders. After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Hunter was released for Alberta Court of Justice in St. Paul on Thursday, June 29.

“Reducing the harm brought to communities is one of the goals of the Crime Reduction Unit. Investigations like this take steps towards helping to reduce the this harm,” says Sgt. Mike Dunsmore, EAD CRU Unit Commander.

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