Four individuals from Rocky Mountain House - ranging in age from 20 to 34 - have been charged after a search warrant was executed at a local residence on Thursday, February 13th.
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta ~ On Thursday, February 13th the Rocky Mountain House General Investigation Section (GIS) and Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) were involved in an investigation into drug trafficking at a local residence.
Later that evening officers executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
Police searched the residence and located a number of firearms including a loaded 9 mm handgun and AK-47 Rifle. Cocaine and a large amount of Canadian currency was also located and seized.
As a result of the investigation four people have been charged with various offences.
33 year old Mario Pierre-Cadotte, 20 year old Lucas Barth, 34 year old Diane Duncan, and 27 year old Dana Lynn Morin of Rocky Mountain House were each charged with:
· Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking
· Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000
· Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)
· Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing possession unauthorized
· Possession of a loaded restricted firearm
· Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
· Unsafe storage of a firearm
Mario Pierre-Cadotte and Dana Lynn Morin were also charged with failing to comply with a Recognizance (x4).
Diane Duncan was released from custody and is slated to appear in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on March 25th.
The three remaining accused were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and are set to appear in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on Wednesday, February 19th.
The Rocky Mountain House RCMP continue to engage in crime reduction initiatives. If you have information about a crime, please contact the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882 or your local police service. 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.