Two charged after drugs, guns seized from car downtown Drumheller
A man and a woman are facing drug and firearm charges after police seized a vehicle in downtown Drumheller.
On Friday, October 11, Drumheller RCMP were investigating a complaint from a concerned citizen about a suspicious vehicle. Later the same day, 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, the male driver. The suspect attempted to flee on foot from the 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 Drumheller RCMP executed a search warrant on the green 2004 Audi station wagon. In that search, multiple items were seized including another stolen license plate, Methamphetamine, and suspected GHB liquid. Police also seized an additional 3 revolvers and 1 pistol, which were located with ammunition consistent with all the calibers. One of the firearms was reported stolen from Saskatchewan.
Tyson McDonald-Sherba (24) of Trochu is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, two counts of possession of stolen firearms and five counts of possession of restricted weapon together with ammunition, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and five counts of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance. 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 Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
April Margaret Couturier (32) of Drumheller is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime, four counts of possession of restricted weapons together with ammunition, possession of stolen firearm, two counts of possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.
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. The 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 Pergunas or Calgary Police Service Det. Straub.