RCMP photo of items seized Oct. 1 in Ponoka.

RCMP photo of items seized Oct. 1 in Ponoka.

Ponoka RCMP seize contraband items

Weapons, possibly heroin, found in stolen truck in Ponoka

A traffic stop by Ponoka RCMP on Oct. 1 lead to the seizure of brass knuckles, bear spray, knives and break-in instruments.

The vehicle, a GMC Sierra which an officer stopped at 7:42 p.m. on Oct. 1 to conduct a check on the driver, turned out to be stolen, according to an RCMP news release dated Oct. 14.

The male driver and female passenger were arrested for posstion of stolen property, and a search of the truck revealed the illegal and/or dangerous items, as well as what is believed to be a small amount of heroin.

Tyler Blaine Stewart (42) and Jessica Alison Gregorie are jointly charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of stolen property, and possession of break-in instruments.

Tyler Stewart is also charged with possession of a weapon when prohibited (x2). Jessica Gregorie was charged with six further offences, including four counts of failing to comply with a release order.

Both accused have been remanded to appear in Provincial Court in Ponoka on October 16, 2020.

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