Grande Prairie police seize drugs, stolen handgun during traffic stop
GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB -- Grande Prairie RCMP brought in a drug bust after a traffic stop earlier this month.
It happened at around 9:30am on November 3rd, when police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle travelling on 100th Street near 113th Avenue in Grande Prairie.
Police searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9mm handgun, 69 grams of cocaine, 25 grams of methamphetamine, and $6100 in cash. After investigation, police also determined the gun had been stolen in a previous commercial break and enter.
Twila Letendre, a 49-year old Grande Prairie resident, and Travis Stout, a 34-year-old Edmonton resident, were charged with multiple offenses, including possession of controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Letendre was released from custody after a judicial interim release hearing, while Stout remains in custody. They are both scheduled to appear in court on November 23rd.