Olds RCMP bust nets guns, drugs and copper wire

Three people from Olds and a Calgary man facing numerous charges

Four people are facing charges after Olds RCMP found drugs, firearms and copper wire at a local residence.

RCMP said they went to the home with a search warrant last Thursday and found firearms, including a loaded .22-calibre rifle, ammunition and brass knuckles.

Police also found 20 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine, along with magic mushrooms, heroin and oxycodone.

A large amount of copper wire and a wire-stripping machine were also seized.

Two men and a woman from Olds and a Calgary man have been charged.

Charles Benson Schmidt, 45, of Olds, is facing eight firearms-related charges, including three counts each of unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, and two counts of careless use of a firearm.

He is also facing four drug possession charges and three counts of failing to comply with release conditions.

Schmidt was released from custody and is due in Didsbury provincial court on Monday.

Cory Ryan Davies, 43, of Olds, has been charged with possession of property under $5,000 obtained by crime, possession of property over $5,000 obtained by crime and failing to comply with a release order.

Davies was released from custody and is also due in Didsbury court on Monday.

Sheri-Lynn Kathleen Koch, 39, of Olds, has been charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime less than $5,000 and possession of stolen property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Koch was released and is due in Didsbury court on March 23.

Wilson Gray Woodland, 52, of Calgary, was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000 obtained by crime and possession of property over $5,000 obtained by crime.

Woodland was released and is due in Didsbury court on March 23.



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