RCMP in central Alberta seized a sawed-off SKS rifle loaded with 32 rounds of ammunition on May 8, 2020. (Photo contributed)

RCMP in central Alberta seized a sawed-off SKS rifle loaded with 32 rounds of ammunition on May 8, 2020. (Photo contributed)

Semi-automatic weapon seized by RCMP

Innisfail and Sylvan Lake RCMP lead investigation

A loaded, semi-automatic rifle and methamphetamine were seized by police after a man was spotted asleep in the front seat of a vehicle in Red Deer County on Friday morning.

Innisfail RCMP say a patrol officer reported a firearm in the backseat of the vehicle.

Police later seized a sawed-off, SKS rifle loaded with 32 rounds of ammunition and seven grams of methamphetamine from the vehicle.

Keira Vandervliet, 38, of Innisfail, has been charged with possession of a firearm without a licence and possession of methamphetamine, among other offences.

Vandervliet was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Red Deer provincial court July 24.



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