SEIZURE - Red Deer RCMP have seized 14 firearms and ammunition after they executed a search warrant at a residence in Normandeau.

Fourteen firearms and explosives seized

Red Deer RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in the Normandeau neighbourhood

  • Apr. 7, 2017 7:07 p.m.

Red Deer RCMP seized 14 firearms, explosives, thousands of rounds of ammunition and numerous credit and debit cards during a search warrant at a residence in the Normandeau neighbourhood on April 6th.

At 7 a.m. on March 6th, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a commercial yard in north Red Deer.

Police located the suspect and initiated a traffic stop, taking him into custody without incident.

As the investigation continued, shared intelligence between Sylvan Lake RCMP and Red Deer RCMP regarding recent property crimes, including firearms thefts in the area, led Red Deer RCMP to apply for a search warrant for the suspect’s residence.

Red Deer RCMP executed the search warrant at a residence in the Parkside Estates mobile home park at approximately 9 p.m. on April 6th.

A number of the 14 firearms that police seized had been illegally modified; RCMP also seized six replica firearms, numerous stolen credit and debit cards, tools, thousands of rounds of ammunition and various other items. When police located the fireworks and explosive materials, the RCMP Explosive Device Unit was consulted to ensure the safe handling and disposition of those items.

RCMP continue to investigate. An update will be issued as more information becomes available and when charges have been sworn before the courts.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

– Fawcett

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