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Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit lay charges for after search

During an ongoing property crime investigation officials arrested a resident of La Corey after a search was conducted.

The search was previously conducted on January 19, 2023, revealing several stolen vehicles, as well as other stolen property, which was valued at approximately $133 000. Also seized were approximately 292 grams of methamphetamine and 12 illegally owned long-barrelled firearms, including a shotgun that had been previously reported as stolen in New Brunswick.

On March 17 RCMP members executed a warrant at the same La Corey property. A male suspect was arrested and taken into police custody. 33-year-old Dean Peter Gamache was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 x6, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Gamache was also wanted on multiple outstanding warrants. The resident of La Corey was remanded into custody by a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court via CCTV on March 28, 2023.

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