Drumheller man among ar­rested at meth lab raid near Stet­tler

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

A Drumheller man was among four peo­ple ar­rested when po­lice ex­e­cuted a war­rant on a prop­erty north­east of Stet­tler.

On Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 21, 2016, mem­bers from Stet­tler RCMP, Bashaw RCMP, Kil­lam RCMP, RCMP emer­gency re­sponse teams from Ed­mon­ton and Cal­gary, RCMP CLEAR team, RCMP Air ser­vices, RCMP spe­cial tac­ti­cal op­er­a­tions team, Stet­tler re­gional fire depart­ment and Stet­tler EMS at­tended and ex­e­cuted a search war­rant on a ru­ral prop­erty North and East of Stet­tler.

Four male sus­pects were taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent. On the ru­ral prop­erty, in­ves­ti­ga­tors lo­cated, dis­man­tled and seized equip­ment and other prod­ucts used in an il­le­gal process to cre­ate crys­tal metham­phetamine.

Along with the meth lab, sev­eral firearms were lo­cated and seized, one of which is an SKS as­sault rif­fle which was loaded with a 30 round mag­a­zine. All male sus­pects ar­rested on scene are fac­ing mul­ti­ple charges re­gard­ing the meth lab and firearms, all sus­pects are well known to po­lice.

Ar­rested were the fol­low­ing:

• A 30yr old male of Big Val­ley

• A 37yr old male of Stet­tler

• A 64yr old male of Stet­tler

• A 26yr old male of Drum-


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