Drugs, firearms, cash seized in Hobbema raids

RCMP raided three homes in Hobbema Thursday, turning up weapons, ammunition, cash and drugs including crack and hundreds of marijuana joints.

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RCMP raided three homes in Hobbema Thursday, turning up weapons, ammunition, cash and drugs including crack and hundreds of marijuana joints.

Also, six children were removed from two homes by Wetaskiwin Child Welfare.

The first raid happened just after midnight Thursday when the Hobbema RCMP Community Response Unit with help from the Red Deer detachment’s dog unit descended on a home on the Samson Reserve and executed a search warrant.

A 22-calibre rifle, nine-mm handgun and ammunition were seized along with small amounts of crack and $3,500 in cash.

No one was home at the time, but someone was later arrested and is facing charges.

Police were back in action at 11 a.m. at a residence on the Ermineskin Reserve.

Three more firearms, 1.1 kg of marijuana and $2,900 in cash were seized. Edmonton RCMP’s Auto Theft Unit took helped search the property and found a stolen utility trailer.

A man and woman were arrested and are facing charges. Four children in the home were removed by welfare authorities.

More drugs, cash and weapons were found in another raid on an Ermineskin home.

A search turned up 136 grams of marijuana, including 355 joints, and 13 grams of mushrooms.

Two throwing knives, 22-calibre ammunition and $1,285 in cash was recovered.

Two more children were removed from the home by authorities.

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