Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following a traffic stop

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GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – During the early morning hours of July 29, Grande Prairie RCMP conducted a traffic stop as a result of an ongoing investigation.

According to the RCMP, as part of the investigation, they were able to locate weapons, illegal drugs and Canadian Currency within the vehicle.

The following items were seized as a result of the investigation:

  • 32.74 grams of Methamphetamine
  • 13.11 grams of Cocaine
  • 1.73 grams of Fentanyl
  • 1.5 litres of GHB
  • 23 Oxycodone Pills
  • 1 loaded shotgun
  • over 200 rounds of ammunition
  • cell phone
  • Canadian currency
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Michael Jay O’Bee, of Grande Prairie, is facing the following charges:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking x 8
  • Unsafe storage of firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon with ammo without licence
  • Possession of property obtained by crime less than $5000
  • Possession of firearm/magazine/ammunition in a motor vehicle x 3
  • Possession of Weapon Contrary to an Order x 9

Police say O’Bee has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 14, 2019.

If you have any information or need to report a crime, you can contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at  780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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