Three arrested in drug bust in court

Two Central Alberta men facing dozens of weapons charges were in court on Wednesday.

Three Central Albertans arrested in an RCMP bust that turned up nearly a dozen firearms appear close to resolving the charges against them.

Six people in all were arrested last August in Sylvan Lake in the bust.

Some of the seized items include 10 firearms including shotguns, sawed off shot guns, hand guns and an Uzi-style assault rifle, brass knuckles, prohibited ammunition magazines, ammunition, stolen licence plate, morphine and other prescribed pills, stolen credit and ID cards, large “rock” of Crystal Meth, methamphetamine, mushrooms, stolen mail, tomahawk and hatchets and Canadian money.

Four of those arrested were nabbed after police searched a residence in Sylvan Lake. Two trucks, stolen from Lacombe and Westlock, were recovered.

Jason Sagal, of Sylvan Lake, is facing more than 70 charges in all, including two dozen was arrested on numerous firearms and weapons-related charges, as well as stolen property, drugs and disobeying court order offences.

Jason William Ionson, of Blackfalds was arrested and was charged at the time with 55 firearms and weapons related charges, along with charges related to stolen property, drugs and disobeying court orders

Nicole Rae Armstrong, of Sylvan Lake, is facing stolen property and drug charges.

All three are expected to return to court on Dec. 20 for a disposition hearing.

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