Two arrested after police seize stun gun and three machetes

Red Deer RCMP conduct search warrant in downtown apartment

  • May. 29, 2017 7:11 p.m.

A Red Deer man faces trafficking charges after Red Deer RCMP seized drugs, drug trafficking paraphernalia and weapons during a search warrant at a downtown apartment Friday night.

RCMP executed the search warrant shortly after 11 p.m. on May 27th at an apartment on 51st Ave. and 44th St. On entrance, RCMP located four people in the residence and took them all into custody without incident. Two were later released without charge.

During the search, RCMP seized methamphetamine, crack cocaine and cocaine, along with various items consistent with drug trafficking; police also seized a number of weapons, including a stun gun and three machetes.

Ahmed Yonis, 52, has been charged with three counts of possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of prohibited weapon, two counts of possession of weapon while prohibited from possession and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Rickell Frenchman, 24, was located in the residence and was found to be wanted on outstanding warrants for assault and failing to appear in court.

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

– Fawcett