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Sylvan Lake RCMP make arrests after weapon complaint

Two people have been arrested after Sylvan Lake RCMP received a report about an individual pointing a firearm.

On Wednesday, police received a call from a witness who spotted a vehicle allegedly speeding through an area with heavy pedestrian traffic.

The witness told police he yelled at the driver of the suspect vehicle to slow down and the driver stopped his vehicle and confronted him.

Police say as the victim left the area, the driver pointed what appeared to be a firearm at him.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded and located the vehicle. An investigation resulted in the seizure of suspected methamphetamine, cocaine and an airsoft pellet gun.

The driver and another occupant of the vehicle were arrested and are facing numerous charges.

Kole Albert Prodaniuk, 24, of Sylvan Lake, has been charged with pointing a firearm, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possessing property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, driving carelessly and operating a motor vehicle without a licence in possession.

Lee Michael Falsetta, 35, of Sylvan Lake has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and failing to comply with a probation order.

The two have been released and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Aug. 13.



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