Police seized a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on May 4 near Gasoline Alley. (Contributed)

Police seized a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on May 4 near Gasoline Alley. (Contributed)

Loaded handgun seized in traffic stop near Gasoline Alley

ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime team investigates

A loaded handgun and a variety of drugs were seized during a planned traffic stop by police near Gasoline Alley on May 4.

ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime and gang team conducted the stop and arrested a 41-year-old suspect, who has yet to be formally charged.

“Taking a handgun out of the hands of a drug dealer is a measure of success towards reinforcing community safety. ALERT continues to work with our partners at Red Deer RCMP, and neighbouring detachments, to disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking activity,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Gibson, ALERT Regional teams.

Along with the handgun, a variety of drugs inside the vehicle including: 40 grams of fentanyl, 28 grams of methamphetamine, six grams of cocaine, 30 milliliters of GHB, 16 assorted illicit prescription pills, and $360 cash.

The investigation continues, and the handgun will be submitted for ballistic testing and firearms analysis.

Anyone who suspects drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.



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