Published:December 6, 2021
A man who was violating curfew conditions led RCMP to a sizeable hoard of firearms in Central Alberta, some of them prohibited and believed stolen.
On Nov. 30, Mounties say they observed a man leaving his Penhold home in breach of court-imposed conditions and stopped a vehicle on Highway 2A as it left the town.
In it were three occupants with two firearms, which led RCMP to acquire warrants to search a home in Penhold.
There, police found 19 more rifles and shotguns, some of them styled after AK-47, M-16 and FN assault guns.
“A total of 21 prohibited and non-restricted firearms were seized, along with silver coins, collectable currency and suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia,” RCMP said in a press release.
“Innisfail RCMP General Investigative Section believes the firearms seized are related to a recent break-and-enter in Innisfail and are continuing to investigate.”
Accompanying the rifles, some of which appear to be vintage military weapons, are at least two bayonets.
RCMP said the weapons’ seizure enhances public safety.
“Any firearms not lawfully in the hands of someone (that) are removed, that’s making the community safer,” said Cpl. Tammy Keibel.
Jordan Glasgow, 21, of Penhold, Casey Laprise, 33, of no fixed address, and 37-year-old Olds resident Amber Parfitt are charged with multiple firearms and stolen property offences.
Parfitt is also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.
All three have been remanded in custody with Parfitt and Laprise scheduled to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Dec. 9, while Glasgow is to appear Dec. 12.