Grande Prairie RCMP charge two individuals following traffic stop; “arrest of two occupants for a drug investigation”

Grande Prairie, Alberta – On Nov. 3, 2022 at approximately 9:30 P.M., officers with Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle traveling on 100 street near 113 Avenue Further investigation led to the arrest of two occupants for a drug investigation.

A search of the vehicle revealed the following items:

· A loaded 9mm Handgun

· 69 grams of cocaine

· 25 grams of methamphetamine

· $6100 in Canadian currency

Further investigation determined the gun had been stolen from a previous commercial Break and Enter.

Twila Letendre (49) a resident of Grande Prairie and Travis Stout(34) a resident of Edmonton were charged with:

· Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking X 2

· Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

· Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a licence/registration

· Careless use of a firearm

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Stout was additionally charged with:

· Possession of a weapon contrary to an order X 3

· Fail to comply with release order X 5

Following a Judicial interim release hearing Letendre was released from custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Nov. 23, 2022. Stout remains in custody and his next court appearance is Nov. 23, 2022.

Grande Prairie RCMP

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