Stolen Handgun and Drugs Found in Grande Prairie Home

Grande Prairie… Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) has seized a stolen handgun and drugs from a suspected Grande Prairie drug dealer.

ALERT Grande Prairie made the seizure on October 2 after searching a home in Grande Prairie’s Countryside South neighbourhood. With the assistance of RCMP Grande Prairie members, ALERT seized 28 grams of cocaine, 28 grams of methamphetamine, 40 fentanyl pills, and 57 grams of marihuana, in addition to a stolen Smith and Wesson handgun.

The Smith and Wesson handgun was located unsecured in one of the bedrooms and was easily accessible. Loose bullets located next to the handgun, and additional ammunition was found scattered throughout the house. A query of the handgun revealed that is was previously reported as stolen from a British Columbia break and enter in 2010.

Kelly Scott Parlby, 32, and Alicia Lorna Derksen, 22, were arrested and are facing a combined 31 criminal offences relating to guns and drugs. The charges include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance (x 2);
  • Possession of proceeds of crime;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime;
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon;
  • Possession of firearm contrary to license;
  • Possession of a firearm with readily accessible ammunition;
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by commission of an offence;
  • Careless storage of a firearm;
  • Storage of a firearm with ammunition;

Parlby faces additional charges of possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of ammunition while prohibited, and operating a motor vehicle while suspended. Parlby is currently prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition as result of a previous criminal conviction.

The investigation began in early August after ALERT received information about Parlby’s suspected drug trafficking activities. Members of the public are encouraged to contact police or Crime Stoppers if they suspect drug activity taking place in their community.

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.