St. Paul RCMP rounded up three people and seized several firearms and methamphetamine in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 in St. Paul.
RCMP were conducting patrols near Lakeshore Drive when a member located two vehicles, one of which matched the description of a vehicle that had fled from police the night before, according to information released today. The member attempted a traffic stop and both vehicles failed to stop.
Further patrols of the area located one of the vehicles which had gone off the road and into the ditch. The occupants from the vehicle had fled from the scene before members arrived. Police Dog Services (PDS) were called and a track was started. St. Paul RCMP, along with PDS, located two males and one female after an approximately 3 kilometre track.
Upon a search of the vehicle, RCMP found 240 grams of Methamphetamine and four firearms. Three of the firearms were determined to have been stolen, two from 2019 and one from 2015.
All three suspects were charged with numerous criminal code violations and were remanded in custody to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court Jan. 9.
Justin Moses, 38, of Saddle Lake Cree Nation faces the following charges: resist/obstruct police officer, four counts of careless use of a firearm, four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and eight additional firearm related charges.
Darin Moses, 39, of Saddle Lake Cree Nation faces seven counts of failure to comply with undertaking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police officer, four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, four counts of careless use of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking and 10 additional firearms related charges.
Jamie Gadwa, 34, of Kehewin First Nation faces a charge of resist/obstruct police officer, four counts of careless use of a firearm, four counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a weapon obtained by crime and five additional firearms related charges
"Thanks to the sharp eye of one of our members several firearms along with a large quantity of drugs are now off the streets. Keeping our communities safe is our number one priority," Sgt. David Graham of the St. Paul RCMP stated in a media release.