911 Hangup / Domestic Violence investigation that leads to significant Marihuana seizure

Athabasca, Alberta – On May 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., Athabasca RCMP attended a rural residence south of Athabasca for a 911 hang-up. A 32 year old female approached the RCMP members and said that her young child was playing with the phone and accidentally dialled 911. The female then admitted a physical altercation with her common law, a 35 year old male who was no longer at the residence according to the female. The males 15 year old son, 21 year old friend and 5 year old daughter were inside the residence.

The residence was searched to ensure safety of all parties. A room was located in the basement that had a large quantity of marihuana in bud form which was drying at the time. The garage also had the makings of a grow operation being completed. A warrant was applied for to search the residence once it was determined that the accused male was not there. The female was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking and released later that day with a court date for June 26th, 2017 in Athabasca. The male had not been located and a warrant is out for his arrest for several outstanding charges.

The quantity of the marihuana located was around 29.73 lbs. Several guns were also seized on scene as the male has a gun prohibition and a prohibited weapon was located as well.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Athabasca RCMP at 780-675-5122 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (Check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions.

Athabasca RCMP

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