Wetaskiwin RCMP seized weapons and drugs in Jan 20 traffic stop
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Weapons and fentanyl seized in Wetaskiwin RCMP traffic stop

Two people are facing charges after getting pulled over on Jan. 20

A Wetaskiwin RCMP traffic stop turned up weapons and fentanyl and led to charges against two people.

Police said the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit was patrolling a targeted area on Jan. 20 when they spotted suspicious activity in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with help from Wetaskiwin RCMP near Highways 13 and 2A.

Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested when officers saw drug trafficking paraphernalia inside the vehicle. A search warrant was executed and police seized about $10,000 worth of drugs, most of it being fentanyl.

Officers also seized an undisclosed amount of Canadian and U.S. cash, a machete, knife, bear spray, and a pistol type BB gun.

Darcy William Netterfield, 41, and Shelley Faye Deschamps, 41, have been charged with four counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Netterfield, who was allegedly suspending from driving, is also facing charges under the Traffic Safety Act.

Both Netterfield and Deschamps are due Wetaskiwin provincial court on March 2.

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