Red Deer RCMP recover seize weapons, drugs and property in stolen vehicle

Red Deer, Alberta – An investigation by the Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team led to the arrest of a man and a woman and the seizure of stolen property, drugs and weapons.

On September 4, 2019, police were conducting an investigation into a stolen vehicle in the Eastview area of Red Deer area. When the vehicle stopped at a residence, police arrested the occupants of the vehicle.

Upon searching the vehicle, police seized the following items:

• One rifle

• One shotgun

• Drugs, including fentanyl and methamphetamine

• Identification cards, credit cards, and other suspected stolen property




As a result of this investigation, two individuals were arrested and 53 Criminal Code charges were laid, including:

Christopher Phillips (42) of Red Deer was charged 32 Criminal Code offences, including:

• Possession of stolen property over $5000

• Possession of stolen property under $5000 (x5)

• Failure to comply with recognizance (x6)

• Possession of identity documents (x2)

• Resist police/peace officer

• 17 firearms related offences

In addition, Christopher Philips was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and two charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

Christopher Phillips remains in custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on September 9, 2019.

Amber Knickle (20) also of Red Deer, was charged with 21 Criminal Code charges including:

• Possession of stolen property over $5000

• Possession of stolen property under $5000

• Resist police/peace officer

• Failure to comply with recognizance (x2)

• Failure to comply with probation order

• 15 firearms related offences

Amber Knickle remains in custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on September 9, 2019.

Red Deer RCMP
File # 2019-1349409



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