Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP observed a vehicle being driven erratically and conducted a traffic stop that led to firearm charges.
On June 26, 2021 at approximately 11:12 p.m., officers were conducting patrols in the area of 84 Avenue and Poplar Drive. A S.U.V. was observed driving up on the curb and swerving into other lanes. The officers conducted a traffic stop and with additional investigation, arrested the driver for impaired operation of a vehicle. A search of the driver resulted in the seizure of a Glock magazine with 9 rounds of ammunition. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a Glock 23 handgun, a holster and a prohibited 22 round magazine.
Ryan Haynes, a 34-year-old male from Grande Prairie, Alta., was charged with:
· Unauthorized possession of a restricted / prohibited weapon x 3
· Contravention of Prohibition Order x 4
· Unsafe storage of a firearm
Following a judicial hearing, Haynes was released from custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on July 12, 2021.
Grande Prairie RCMP
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