On June 25, the Innisfail RCMP with assistance of the RCMP Red Deer Crime Reduction Team and Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit were conducting surveillance on a known drug trafficker and repeat offender.   

The suspect was seen driving a vehicle and known to police as a suspended driver.   

The suspect was arrested by police and search incidental to his arrest resulted in the seizure of: 

  • $3000 cash 

  • Methamphetamine 

  • Oxycodone 

  • Cocaine 

  • Psilocybin 

The suspect was also believed to be driving the vehicle while impaired by drugs and subsequently failed a Drug Recognition Expert impaired examination.  

After the arrest, police obtained a search warrant for the hotel where the suspect was residing. 

Search of the hotel room resulted in the seizure of a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and other items associated with drug trafficking. The suspect has a lifetime firearm prohibition.   

David Samuel Reid, 42, a resident of Innisfail, has been charged with the following offences: 

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking 

  • Possession of psilocybin for the purpose of trafficking 

  • Possession of oxycodone for the purpose of trafficking 

  • Possession of a firearm while prohibited 

  • Possession of ammunition while prohibited 

  • Possession of a firearm without holding a licence 

  • Offences under the traffic safety act (x4) 

 A judicial interim release hearing was held and Reid was released by a Justice of the Peace to appear at the Red Deer Court of Justice on July 11.