On August 31, 2023, RCMP’s Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit observed a vehicle driving erratically in the City of Wetaskiwin. With the assistance of general duty officers, a traffic stop was initiated with the vehicle. As a result of the traffic stop, Wetaskiwin RCMP seized a prohibited firearm in the motor vehicle along with two loaded magazines.
Two occupants of the vehicle, 31-year-old Joe Gandman, a resident of Wetaskiwin, and 46-year-old Darrell Saunter, a resident of Edmonton, were arrested.
Gandam was charged with 6 firearms offences.
Gandam was released on a release order to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in Wetaskiwin on Sept. 28, 2023.
Saunter was charged with:
- Breaching conditions of parole
- Firearms offences (x6)
- Dangerous driving
- Fail to comply with firearm prohibition
Saunter was taken before a justice of the peace and remanded into custody and will appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in Wetaskiwin on Sept. 14, 2023.
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