UPDATE:  

The names of the four people that were charged have been released by the RCMP.

  • Benjamin Michael Olivier (38) of Drumheller
  • Christina Nicole Laliberte (36) of Drumheller
  • Taelyn Sierra Trueman (22) of Drumheller
  • Jonah Scott Hamilton (24) of Drumheller

The four have been charged with numerous charges under the Criminal Code related to stolen property as well as offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.


The community of upper Newcastle had a high police presence on Tuesday morning executing a search warrant.

Newcastle House

"This morning we executed a search warrant here on 4th Avenue with the assistance of the Emergency Response Team and negotiators from our district office," explained Acting Detachment Commander for the Drumheller RCMP, Gerald Sherk.

"Four people were arrested. Everyone is safe, but there are four people facing firearm charges," he continued. "Our investigation is still on the way, our search is yet to be complete, so there may be other charges as well."

Sherk goes on to say that he does not know at the present moment if the suspects will be released today.

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