Three accused in Sylvan Lake guns, drugs and stolen property bust await plea deal

Facing a combined 170 charges, three Central Albertans will wait another month for the resolution of their charges.

Jason Sagal, of Sylvan Lake, Jason William Ionson, of Blackfalds, and Nicole Rae Armstrong, of Sylvan Lake, all face a long list of firearms and drugs charges from an August Sylvan Lake RCMP bust.

The three were scheduled for a disposition hearing on Tuesday in Red Deer provincial court, but negotiations hadn’t progressed very far said defence counsel Jason Snider. Crown and defence agreed to an adjournment to Jan. 20 for negotiations to continue.

Ionson and Sagal made their appearance by closed-circuit television from the Red Deer Remand Centre.

The three were among six arrested in the bust. Among the items seized were 10 firearms including shotguns, handguns and an Uzi-style assault rifle, brass knuckles, prohibited ammunition and magazines, morphine, crystal meth, methamphetamine, mushrooms, a tomahawk, hatchets, stolen credit and ID cards, stolen mail and two trucks stolen from Lacombe and Westlock.

Sagal is accused of two dozen firearm and weapons-related offences, stolen property, drugs and disobeying court order offences. He faces a total of 70 charges.

Williams faces 55 charges ranging from firearms and weapons offence to stolen property and drugs.

Armstong faces 43 charges including stolen property and drug offences.

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