(File photo)

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Two men arrested and sawed-off shotgun seized by Wetaskiwin RCMP

Mismatched licence plate led police to suspects

A mismatched licence plate led to the arrest by Wetaskiwin RCMP of two men and the seizure of a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Last Friday, Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section officers were on patrol in Millet when they spotted a pickup whose licence plate did not match the vehicle.

Police attempted to pull over the truck but it sped off. RCMP from a variety of units were involved in the effort to locate the truck, which was found stopped in a residential area in Leduc. The driver was spotted running to another vehicle and climbing in the passenger seat next to the driver.

A search turned up the loaded shotgun behind the driver’s seat.

A 36-year-old Millet man has been charged with fleeing police, dangerous driving, two counts of failing to comply with release orders, driving while unauthorized and driving with no insurance. He is due in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Tuesday.

A 58-year-old Millet man is facing charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm without licence or registration, possession of a weapon contrary to a court order, fleeing police, possession of methamphetamine, possession of break-in instruments and failing to comply with an undertaking.

He is is due in Wetaskiwin court on Dec. 2.

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