Drumheller RCMP seize five restricted guns, two facing charges

Drumheller RCMP were investigating a complaint from a concerned citizen about a suspicious vehicle.

Later the same day, on Fri. October 11, a patrol officer located the vehicle parked in Downtown Drumheller.

While investigating the vehicle, a green 2004 Audi station wagon, it was determined the plate on the vehicle was not a match and had been stolen. 

A female passenger of the vehicle was detained exiting a nearby business and soon after police entered the business to look for a second suspect who was the male driver.

The suspect attempted to flee on foot from police but was apprehended.

When arrested, the male was in possession of substantial amounts of cash and a loaded handgun found to have been stolen.

On October 12, 2019, Drumheller RCMP executed a search warrant on the green 2004 Audi station wagon.

In that search, multiple items were seized including another stolen licence plate, Methamphetamine and suspected GHB liquid.

Police also seized an additional three revolvers and one pistol, which were located with ammunition consistent with all calibers.

One of the firearms was reported stolen from Saskatchewan.

Tyson McDonald-Sherba (24) of Trochu is charged with Possession of property obtained by crime x2, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of stolen firearm x2, possession of restricted weapon together with ammunition x5, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking x2, and fail to comply with conditions of a Recognizance x5.

He is additionally facing one charge under the provincial Traffic Safety Act for operating a vehicle while unauthorized.

He has been remanded into custody and will be appearing via CCTV in Strathmore court on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

April Margaret Couturier (32) of Drumheller is charged with possession of property obtained by crime x2, possession of restricted weapon together with ammunition x4, possession of stolen firearm, possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking x2, and fail to comply with conditions of a Recognizance x2.

She has been released on her own recognizance to appear in Drumheller Court on October 25, 2019.

Drumheller RCMP would like to thank the public for continuing to report suspicious behaviour.

This investigation is ongoing and police are requesting anyone with information about the pictured 2004 green Audi Station wagon to report any suspicious confirmed sightings from the past week in the city of Calgary or surrounding areas to Drumheller RCMP Cpl. Rachel Pergunas or Calgary Police Service Detective Straub.

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