Driver faces weapons, drug charges

Red Deer City RCMP checking out a suspicious car resulted in more than two dozen weapons and drug charges against the driver.

Red Deer City RCMP checking out a suspicious car resulted in more than two dozen weapons and drug charges against the driver.

Police on patrol in Johnstone Park subdivision on Oct. 17 noticed a small car bearing a licence plate that appeared to have been stolen, said media liaison officer Sarah Knelsen on Thursday.

Police said that a check of the licence number determined that the car had also allegedly been stolen.

The driver was then pulled over and searched, leading police to search a home in Johnstone Park as well. Police say they seized “a large amount” of drugs and a stolen firearm from the car, as well as several more firearms and a small amount of methamphetamine from the house.

Richard Bradley Krepps, 28, made his first appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Monday to address charges including seven counts of having a firearm contrary to an order; seven counts of knowingly possessing a prohibited firearm; three counts of possessing a weapon obtained through crime; two counts of possessing property obtained by crime; and six counts of possessing drugs for trafficking.

Currently in custody at the Red Deer Remand Centre, Krepps, represented by defence counsel Will Willms, returns to court on Wednesday to address bail.

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