A Sherwood Park man is facing several charges after being stopped by the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.

According to an RCMP news release, “On July 3, at 1250 a.m., while conducting pro-active patrols on Highway 45, members of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP conducted a vehicle stop.”

RCMP members entered into an investigation and the vehicle occupants were subsequently taken into custody.

Police say a search incidental to arrest was completed and the following items were seized:

  • SKS Rifle, Ammunition,
  • Knives, Bear Spray,
  • Suspected Methamphetamine and
  • Quantities of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB.) Which is also goes by the street name of “Date rape drug”

As a result of the investigation, the female passenger from Sherwood Park was released from custody without charge.

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Curtis Strong, 29, of Sherwood Park, received violation tickets under the Rules of the Road and Gaming and Liquor act. He is also facing charges under the criminal code, including:

·         Possession of a Controlled Substance

·         Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

·         Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

Strong was released from custody on conditions following a Judicial Hearing and is set to appear in Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Court on August 20.

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