Grande Prairie RCMP traffic stop leads to seizure of drugs and firearm

Grande Prairie, Alberta – The Grande Prairie RCMP have charged two people, and seized drugs and weapons, following a traffic stop.

On Apr. 21, 2020, shortly after midnight, Grande Prairie RCMP were conducting patrols in the community of Clairmont, where two vehicles were observed to be parked. Police conducted traffic stops withboth vehicles. Further investigation led police to arrest both the female driver and male passenger of one vehicle.

A search following arrestresulted in police locating and seizing a large bowie knife, a sawed off .22 calibre rifle, and a container holding a small amount of fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, and what appeared to be crack cocaine.

Bruce Tronsgard (41) and Melissa Healey (35), both of Clairmont, have each been charged with 3 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Tronsgard has been charged with14 additional offences, including the following:

• Careless use of a firearm

• Carrying a concealed weapon

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Possession of weapons contrary to an order

• Fail to comply with a release order

A search following arrestresulted in police locating and seizing a large bowie knife, a sawed off .22 calibre rifle, and a container holding a small amount of fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, and what appeared to be crack cocaine.
A search following arrestresulted in police locating and seizing a large bowie knife, a sawed off .22 calibre rifle, and a container holding a small amount of fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine, and what appeared to be crack cocaine.

Tronsgard is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on May 11, 2020, and Healey is set to appear on July 3, 2020.

The Grande Prairie RCMP is committed to community safety and will continue working towards reducing crime through enforcement such as this.

Grande Prairie RCMP
File 2020-502772



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