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Red Deer RCMP recover seize weapons, drugs and property in stolen vehicle  

September 6, 2019 2:06 PM

Red Deer, Alta. – An investigation by the Red Deer RCMP Crime Reduction Team led to the arrest of a man and a woman and the seizure of stolen property, drugs and weapons.

On September 4, 2019, police were conducting an investigation into a stolen vehicle in the Eastview area of Red Deer area. When the vehicle stopped at a residence, police arrested the occupants of the vehicle. 

Upon searching the vehicle, police seized the following items:

  • One rifle
  • One shotgun
  • Drugs, including fentanyl and methamphetamine
  • Identification cards, credit cards, and other suspected stolen property

As a result of this investigation, two individuals were arrested and 53 Criminal Code charges were laid, including:

Christopher Phillips (42) of Red Deer was charged 32 Criminal Code offences, including:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000 (x5)
  • Failure to comply with recognizance (x6)
  • Possession of identity documents (x2)
  • Resist police/peace officer
  • 17 firearms related offences

In addition, Christopher Philips was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and two charges under the Highway Traffic Act.  

Christopher Phillips remains in custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on September 9, 2019. 

Amber Knickle (20) also of Red Deer, was charged with 21 Criminal Code charges including:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Resist police/peace officer
  • Failure to comply with recognizance (x2)
  • Failure to comply with probation order
  • 15 firearms related offences

Amber Knickle remains in custody after a judicial hearing and will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on September 9, 2019. 

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Media Contact:
A/Sgt. Karen KAY
403-391-4034
File # 2019-1349409

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