Man charged with drug, weapons offences back in court next month

A Red Deer man facing a series of drug and weapons charges after a police bust at a rural property made a brief appearance in provincial court on Friday.

A Red Deer man facing a series of drug and weapons charges after a police bust at a rural property made a brief appearance in provincial court on Friday.

Jason Sagal, 38, has been charged with three counts of unauthorized possession of a weapon, three counts of careless storage of a firearm, assault, uttering threats, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The charges were laid after a search warrant on his home earlier this week led to the recovery of numerous weapons and a stash of marijuana.

Police were first alerted to an incident involving the man’s girlfriend on Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.

The 26-year-old woman alleged that her boyfriend was threatening her. She told police that the suspect had access to weapons and she feared for her safety.

Investigation revealed the suspect was prohibited from possessing weapons.

Members of the Red Deer City RCMP’s General Investigation Section found the suspect driving in Red Deer and arrested him on Tuesday.

Police then executed a search warrant, with the assistance of the RCMP Red Deer Emergency Response Team, on a rural property near Red Deer belonging to the suspect. RCMP located and seized three rifles; three pellet guns; two crossbows; one bow; a quantity of edged weapons; a quantity of ammunition; and 7.65 kg of marijuana.

Sagal will return to Red Deer provincial court on Nov. 14.

He remains in custody.