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Several people facing drug, weapon related charges following traffic stop

Five people are facing a number of charges after Peace River RCMP reportedly seized weapons and drugs from a vehicle during a traffic stop on May 17th. The RCMP says officers pulled over a vehicle in downtown Peace River with what was later determined to be a stolen licence plate.

Several of those in the vehicle were arrested for outstanding warrants, and during the search of the vehicle, police allegedly found a loaded stolen handgun and ammunition, cocaine and meth, along with $4,700 in cash and gift cards.

Thirty-seven year old Eugene L’Hirondelle of McLennan, 33-year old Travis Cardinal of Edmonton, 42-year-old David Testawich of Peace River, 25-year-old Destiny Alook of Fox Lake, and 44-year-old Bobbie-Jo Dupuis of Grimshaw are all facing charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a restricted firearm without holding a licence, and several weapons offences. L’Hirondelle, Cardinal and Testawich also face additional charges for possession of a firearm and ammunition while prohibited.

All were released on bail except for Cardinal and L’Hirondelle, who were released on bail and scheduled to appear in court again at the end of the month. The remaining two accused were remanded into custody pending the outcome a bail hearing.

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