Two people have been charged with multiple firearms and drug offences following a short chase on May 7.
The Cochrane Crime Reduction Unit spotted the pair in an Infinity SUV vehicle in the Stoney Nakoda Nation that did not match its licence plate. A traffic stop was initiated after the driver became suspicious and began travelling at high speed. It lead the police to behind the Stoney Tribal Administration Building.
The male driver attempted to flee on foot but stopped after about 100 metres. The female passenger also tried to evade police but was also arrested.
Upon searching the male, approximately 2.4 grams of individually packaged of what is suspected to be Heroine was located. A large sum of cash was located where the male was arrested along with approximately 9.8 grams of what is suspected to be Methamphetamine and an additional three grams of suspected heroin.
"The female also had a syringe with what was believed to be heroin inside it on her person," says Cst. Jennifer Brewer.
A search of the vehicle revealed four knives, a BB gun, a homemade .22 calibre firearm, and a .22 calibre round.
Sylvester Harvey Beaver and Laurisa Florence Rabbit, both of Stoney Nakoda First Nations, were arrested and charged with possession of Methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, and multiple firearms offences.
Beaver was additionally charged with failing to comply with a release order.
At a judicial interim hearing, it was determined Beaver would be held until his first appearance on May 11 at the Cochrane Provincial Court. Rabbit was released but will also appear at Cochrane court the same day.