Thursday, 5 July 2018

Airdrie RCMP Seize Weapons, Drugs, and Stolen Property During Traffic Stop

RCMP Alberta - The Airdrie RCMP have charged a 26-year-old female from Penticton, BC with numerous charges including: possession of weapons, drugs, stolen property, and fake credit cards after a traffic stop along Yankee Valley Boulevard in Airdrie.

On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 12:16 am, an Airdrie RCMP officer noticed a black Nissan Altima with a BC license plate being driven along Yankee Valley Boulevard. The license plate was indicating that the registered owner of the car was a suspended driver. The officer stopped the vehicle and learned that it was being driven by a lone, female. The female driver was very nervous and produced what appeared to be a fake driver’s license. Through several police checks, the RCMP officer quickly learned that the female was on probation and conditions for charges including personation and fraud. Due to the female driver not having a valid driver’s license, the vehicle was seized and towed. The female was arrested after drugs were observed inside the vehicle.

A search of the car yielded numerous items including: suspected fentanyl, suspected methamphetamine, marihuana drug paraphernalia, numerous knives, a collapsible police baton, bear spray, break-in tools, stolen mail, stolen cheques, fraudulent government identification, hand-written documentation outlining potential fake credit card and bank accounts, three laptop computers, a portable printer, materials to manufacture fake credit cards, and a smart key programmer.

The stolen items were linked to crimes having taken place in Calgary, Cochrane, Red Deer, Surrey, BC, Vancouver BC, and Coquitlam, BC.

26-year-old Stephany Heppner, of Penticton, BC, was charged with 77 offences. Heppner was remanded into custody with a first appearance scheduled for Provincial Court in Airdrie on July 5, 2018.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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