COLD LAKE – On the morning of Sept. 9, Cold Lake RCMP received a report of a break and enter that occurred at an oil lease site in the Cold Lake rural area.
A search warrant was obtained later that day for a residence in the Elizabeth Métis Settlement through information obtained from the break and enter.
Officers from the Cold Lake RCMP detachment, Cold Lake General Investigation Section, RCMP Police Dog Services, and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit executed the warrant.
During the search, police located and recovered property linked to the break and enter along with a loaded rifle, stolen license plate, and suspected methamphetamine and cocaine.
Melvin Marty, 42, of the Elizabeth Métis Settlement was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unlawful possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, trafficking of stolen property, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Marty was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Sept. 16.
A 42-year-old female, who cannot be named at this time pending swearing of an information, was also charged with four offenses and released. She is set to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 28.