Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit executes search warrants at 3 separate residences

Wetaskiwin, Alberta – On March 8, 2022, after an investigation into drug trafficking, Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit along with Wetaskiwin Detachment executed search warrants at 3 separate residences in and near Wetaskiwin. As a result of the searches, RCMP have seized:

· A prohibited taser

· A stolen handgun

· A stolen snowmobile

· Canadian currency believed to be proceeds of crime

· Small amounts of suspected Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Fentanyl

Wetaskiwin Search Warrant
Wetaskiwin Search Warrant

RCMP arrested multiple individuals on outstanding warrants. Although the investigation continues, RCMP have charged Stanley Victor Keith Howse (49) from Wetaskwin County with:

· Possession of property obtained by crime (x2)

· Possession of weapon obtained by crime

· Unsafe storage of firearms (x2)

· Possession of prohibited weapon (x2)

· Possession of weapon contrary to order (x4)

Howse has been released from custody with his next court appearance scheduled for April 7, 2022 at Wetaskiwin Provincial Court

If you have any information about drug trafficking in Wetaskiwin, you are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267 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.

Wetaskiwin RCMP

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