Medicine Hat Police Arrest Two From Calgary Following Canada Day Drug Debit Home Invasion

Medicine Hat, Alberta – In the early morning hours of July 1, 2017, Police were called to the 800 block of 8th Street SW on a complaint of a home invasion. Upon arrival Medicine Hat Police located two person’s matching the description of the offenders involved and took them into custody.

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The investigation revealed that Maxime Philippe 31 years old and Sahra Johnson 38 years old, both of Calgary, had attended the specific residence regarding a drug debt. During the incident, it is alleged that Philippe brandished a firearm in his attempt to collect the debt.

Incidental to arrest Maxime Philippe was found in possession of what is believed to be an ounce of Methamphetamine; he also possessed brass knuckles and a knife. Sahra Johnson was also in possession of brass knuckles. Later, a search of the vehicle associated to the two, located a semi-automatic rifle (pictured below) and various ammunition.

Maxime Philippe is charged with PPT Methamphetamine, Uttering Threats, Use of a firearm in commission of an offence, Unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of unauthorized body armor, Possession of a prohibited weapon and mischief.

A Bail Hearing determined Maxime Philippe may be released on a $5000 Cash Recognizance, with a Court date of July 12th, 2017.

Sarha Johnson is charged with Assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a concealed weapon.

Ms. Johnson was released on a $3000 No-Cash Recognizance after a Bail Hearing. Sarha Johnson’s Court date is also July 12th, 2017.

Medicine Hat Police Service


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