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Man sentenced to four years for drug, gun charges

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A Trochu man arrested in downtown Drumheller with an arsenal of guns, drugs and stolen property in was sentenced to four years in jail.
    Tyson McDonald-Sherba, 24, pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from his arrest on October 11 in downtown Drumheller. On that day, Drumheller RCMP were investigating a complaint from a resident regarding a suspicious vehicle. Later that same day, police located a green 2004 Audi wagon on 3rd Avenue in Downtown Drumheller. Investigation determined the license plate on the vehicle was not a match and had been stolen.
    A female passenger was exiting a nearby business, and police entered the business to look for the male driver of the vehicle. He attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.
    When he was arrested McDonald-Sherba was in possession of a substantial amount of cash and a loaded handgun. Police determined this firearm had been stolen.
    The vehicle was seized and on the next day police executed a search warrant and they discovered another stolen license plate, Methamphetamine, and suspected GHB liquid. Police also seized an additional three revolvers and a pistol, with corresponding ammunition. One of these guns was reported stolen from Saskatchewan.
    McDonald-Sherba pleaded guilty to possession of Methamphetamine for the purposes of trafficking, possession of a loaded handgun, not having a license to possess this gun, possession of property obtained by crime, obstruction and three breaches of conditions.
    He was sentenced to a global sentence of four years in custody, getting credit for pre-trial custody.
    April Margaret Couturier, 32, of Drumheller also has charges stemming from this incident, that have not been resolved.


Still got hops

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On Friday, December 20, more than 40 former Dynos returned to DVSS for its alumni games. In all, there were three games featuring the current boys and girls teams as well as players of yesteryear. And while they are a little older, they still got a lot of game left, as proven by this clash between Tyler Fournier, right, and Alex Cliche.

Police investigating locker thefts at BCF

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Users of the Badlands Community Facility are being warned to protect their belongings after several thefts from lockers took place.
    Constable Eric Doucette was at the Badlands Community Facility on Sunday, December 15 investigating one such theft.
    He tells the Mail that over the previous week, there had been in the area of 10 break-ins and thefts. He says some of these thefts were from locked lockers. In one case the lock was missing so it is not known whether it was cut or picked.
    Manager of Recreation, Art and Culture at the Town of Drumheller, Daren Goldthorpe, is aware of a number of investigations and has posted a sign cautioning users to protect their property.
    “We’ve put up another sign saying to please lock your valuables, leave them in your vehicle or leave them at home,” said Goldthorpe. “We go through cycles like this a couple times a year just to remind people.”
    “At this time of year, people are carrying more stuff around with them. They may go to the gym and go Christmas shopping… the biggest thing for us as much as we do our due diligence here, it is important for all users to either leave their valuables at home, or if they bring them, they are not left unattended, or left in a locked locker,” said Goldthorpe.


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