Lloydminster RCMP - Traffic Stop Yields A Gun, Money and approximately $20,000 in Methamphetamine
Lloydminster, Alberta - In the early morning hours of Dec. 4, 2017, a member of the Lloydminster General Investigation Support Team (GIST) conducted a traffic stop near 59 Avenue and 44 Street. As a result of that stop the officer seized a loaded handgun, over 230 grams of Methamphetamine, approximately 18 grams of Cocaine, and over $1200.00.
Rhonda Campbell, a 49-year-old from Wainwright has been charged with, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, five firearms related offences, and two breach charges.
Nathanael Habte, a 28-year-old from Vermilion, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, five firearms related offences, and five breach charges.
Campbell and Habte appeared before a Justice of the Peace and were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court on Dec. 5, 2017.
"The GIST is a direct result of the implementation of our local and provincial Crime Reduction Strategies," Said Cst Grant Kirzinger. "A well-lead, focussed Crime Reduction program will drive crime down in Lloydminster and enable frontline RCMP employees to focus on additional operational priorities."