Alberta man charged following firearm trafficking investigation in Saskatchewan

North Battleford, Saskatchewan – In March 2022, North Battleford RCMP received a report of a theft of firearms from a residence on Sweetgrass First Nation.

North Battleford RCMP officers began an investigation with the assistance of the North Battleford Provincial General Investigation Section (GIS) and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST). The investigation determined the adult male who made the report to police provided false information.

As a result of continued investigation, on April 14, 2022, Dustin Clark of Westerose, AB was arrested and charged with:

1 count, transfer a firearm knowing that he was not authorized to do so, Section 99, Criminal Code

1 count, transfer a restricted weapon knowing that he was not authorized to do so, Section 99, Criminal Code

1 count, being the holder of an authorization under which he was entitled to possess a restricted weapon, did have it in his possession at a place other than the place where he was entitled to possess it as indicated in the authorization, Section 93, Criminal Code

1 count, knowingly make a false report concerning the theft of a restricted weapon, Section 107(1), Criminal Code.

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Dustin Clark will appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on May 16, 2022.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information about illegal firearms in their community can call their local RCMP at 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.saskcrimestopers.com.

North Battleford Provincial General Investigation Section

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