UPDATE: RCMP investigate shooting in Leduc, two males charged; “substance suspected to be methamphetamine with a street value of $47,000.00”

Leduc, Alberta – Following a complex investigation, Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) have charged two males in relation to a shooting that occurred on Jan. 19, 2021 in Leduc.

On Jan. 21, a search warrant was executed at Black Label Trucking located in Nisku and police recovered two vehicles stolen out of Edmonton.

On Feb. 4, Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section with the assistance of the Leduc Drug Unit, executed a second search warrant on a residence in the Rutherford area of Edmonton.

This search resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of substance suspected to be methamphetamine with a street value of $47,000.00, a large quantity of a substance suspected to be cocaine with street value of $20,600.00, 20 pills of buprenorphine hydrochloride, 160 litres of a substance believed to be used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine and other paraphernalia.

substance suspected to be methamphetamine with a street value of $47,000.00
(RCMP) substance suspected to be methamphetamine with a street value of $47,000.00

$5,000.00 in Canadian currency was also seized by police.

Chad Watton (43) of Leduc was charged with:

· Aggravated assault x2

· Careless use of a firearm

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Possession of stolen property over $5000. X2

· Possession of stolen property under $5000.

He was released from custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Feb. 11, 2021.

Daniel Mcdonald (30) of Edmonton was charged with:

· Aggravated assault x2

· Careless use of a firearm

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Possession for purpose of trafficking

· Production of methamphetamine

He was released from custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on Feb. 11, 2021.

The information police have gathered during the investigation has led them to believe this was not a random event.

Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community can call local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by suing the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play store.

BACKGROUND

Jan. 20, 2021

Leduc RCMP investigate shooting

Leduc, Alta. – On Jan. 19, 2021 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Leduc RCMP responded to a complaint of a male suffering from gunshot wounds in the Nisku area.

The male was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP remain on scene, while Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate this incident.

Leduc RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

The investigation is in the preliminary stages and the RCMP are actively following up on leads. No further details are available currently and an update will be provided when more details become available.

Leduc RCMP



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