Innisfail RCMP say a man and woman from Red Deer are facing multiple firearms-related charges following a traffic stop.
At about 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, police attempted to pull over a vehicle on Township Road 362 near Highway 816. When the officer activated the vehicle’s emergency equipment, the suspect vehicle fled, losing control a short distance later and ended up in a ditch.
The officer then arrest both people in the vehicle – 27-year-old Dillon Jarik Bristow and 19-year-old Evelyn Sadie Clare.
A search of the vehicle and the occupants resulted in the seizure of a loaded shotgun, ammunition, a knife, drugs, stolen identity documents and drug paraphernalia.
The two Red Deerians are facing a number of charges jointly, including possession of a firearm without holding a licence, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm without authorization and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Additionally, Bristow has been charged for possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), flight from police and mischief while operating a motor vehicle.
Clare is also facing individual charges, including unlawful possession of identity documents, possession of stolen property under $5,000 and possession of controlled substances (methamphetamine and LSD).
The two were remanded into custody and are scheduled to attend Red Deer Provincial Court on Monday.