A Red Deer man and woman were charged in connection to stolen copper wire following an investigation by Three Hills RCMP.
RCMP said on May 21 a large amount of copper wire was found in a bedroom at a rural property near Kneehill during a police search. More wire was located in an outbuilding.
Total weight of the seizure was 945 kilograms, valued at about $9,600.
George Jones, 43, and Trina Langevin, 42, of Red Deer, were charged with trafficking stolen property under $5,000, possession of stolen property for purpose of trafficking, and possession of stolen property over $5,000.
Jones and Langevin were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at Drumheller Provincial Court on June 18.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.