Coronation and Consort RCMP conducted a search warrant on a residence in the County of Paintearth, Alta. on July 31, 2023 at 1 p.m. in an ongoing firearms investigation
As a result of the search, Coronation RCMP has seized the following items including a handgun with the serial number removed, rifle, brass knuckles, ammunition, two grams of suspected fentanyl; and 0.63 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
As a result of the investigation, Coronation RCMP has charged Cody Severin (23), resident of the County of Paintearth, with three counts of unauthorized possession of a weapon/firearm and possession of a prohibited weapon/restricted firearm without a license; two counts of careless storage of a firearm; possession of a firearm with the serial number removed; and possession of a controlled substance.
Coronation RCMP has also charged Dale Thomas Clark (70) and Kareen Lynn Severin (56), residents of the County of Paintearth, with three counts of unauthorized possession of a weapon/firearm and possession of a prohibited weapon/restricted firearm without a license; and two counts of careless storage of a firearm.
Cody Severin, Dale Thomas Clark, and Kareen Lynn Severin were released on an undertaking with conditions. Their next court appearance is set for Sept. 8, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Alberta Court of Justice in Coronation.
“In a small community, the problems associated with weapon and drug-related crimes are amplified.
As part of our Rural Crime Reduction Strategy, we encourage members of the public and businesses to report suspicious activity”, said Sergeant Pike, the Coronation RCMP Detachment Commander.
Members of the public who want to report suspect suspicious activity or property-related crime in their community can call their local police or, if they wish to remain anonymous, 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.