Edmonton… A joint investigation between Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and Edmonton Police Service (EPS) led to the seizure of a loaded SKS semi-automatic carbine from a suspected drug dealer.
ALERT Edmonton, an integrated team consisting of EPS and RCMP members, made the firearm seizure on September 24 at a home on the Enoch Cree Nation Reserve. The SKS carbine is a restricted firearm that was equipped with a prohibited magazine. Several realistic looking replica firearms were also seized.
Two people were arrested and ALERT alleges that the residents were active in trafficking drugs and involved in property crimes on the reservation and in the Edmonton area. ALERT seized small quantities of methamphetamine and GHB (date-rape drug) and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking. In addition, lock picking sets, a digital key making machine, and numerous pieces of stolen personal identification were recovered.
Allison Gilmour, 34, and Michael Reigate, 33, are facing charges related to drugs, firearms, and stolen property. Reigate had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant since August 2014 for parole violations.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Alberta Sheriffs, Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.