Two charged after apartment unit search in Peace River

By Justine Kelsie
March 12, 2018 - 4:13pm

Two people are facing multiple charges after Peace Regional RCMP and the Peace River RCMP General Investigation Section executed a search warrant in Peace River. 

On Friday, March 9, police searched an apartment unit in the town which turned up cocaine, a sawed-off shotgun, other firearms, and over $1000 in cash suspected to be proceeds of crime. Officers also turned up stolen property including credit cards and cheques. 

Twenty-nine-year-old Charmaine Ominayak and 37-year-old David John Testawich are set to appear in Peace River Provincial court. Testawich's date was set for today (Monday, March 12, 2018) and Ominayak is scheduled for April 9, 2018. 

Both of the accused are facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Unsafe Storage of Firearms, Possession of a Stolen Credit Card, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5000, and Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5000. 

In a media release from RCMP, they thanked the public for their assistance and said they "encourage members of the public to report suspicious activity in their communities". 

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