RCMP Arrest Seven in Search & Seizure

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RCMP Arrest Seven in Search & Seizure

Background

March 4, 2017

Peace Regional RCMP with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team executed two search warrants at a residence on 82nd Avenue and 94th Street in the town of Peace River. Seven occupants from within the residence were taken into police custody, no one else was involved in the incident. 

The residence was searched by Peace Regional RCMP members and a number of items seized including:

  • 220.4 grams of heroin
  • 37.9 grams of methamphetamine
  • 213.3 grams of cocaine/crack cocaine
  • 230 grams of cannabis marihuana
  • 120.5 grams of hashish
  • 10 tablets of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine commonly known as Ecstasy or MDMA
  • $1000 cash
  • A number of pills and powders yet to be determined
  • 12 long barrel guns (one with an altered serial number)
  • 1 Sawed off prohibited shotgun
  • 2 Handguns
  • 1 Prohibited magazine (30 rounds)

The following 6 occupants have been remanded to appear in Peace River Provincial Court, March 6th, 2017.

Eugene L’Hirondelle,  a 31 year old male from Peace River, Alberta
Lilly Lizotte, a 42 year old female from Grimshaw, Alberta
Darren Taylor, a 47 year old male from Peace River, Alberta
Kimberly Stranaghan, a 35 year old female from Peace River, Alberta
Travis Cardinal, a 27 year old male from Peace River, Alberta
Deva Ominayak, a 29 year old female from Cadotte Lake, Alberta 

In total 57 charges resulted from the investigation notably; 44 of these are firearms related charges, 5 breach of recognizance charges. 

In addition Darren Taylor faces 7 counts of  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for the illicit drugs seized by police.

The 7th occupant an adult male from McLennan, Alberta was transported to Edmonton area Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. These injuries are completely unrelated to the search warrant or police involvement.  

The investigation including processing of exhibits is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Earlier Infomation

March 3, 2017

Update 2

Peace River RCMP would like to advise a search warrant was executed at a residence on 94 Street in Peace River. The public is no longer asked to avoid this area.  Police are still on scene and continue the investigation. Seven people have been taken into custody and more details will be provided when available.

Update 1

Stay away from the 8400 block of 94 Street in North end – road blocks are in place.

Peace River RCMP along with the Emergency Response Team – North (ERT) would like to advise there will be a police presence on 94 Street in Peace River today as officers execute a search warrant. Schools in the 94 Street area will not be affected.

The public is asked to avoid the 94 Street area and not to share details about the operation. More details will be provided when available.