On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Books RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver on Highway 1 near Brooks. Traffic Unit Redcliff officers located the vehicle near Bassano and initiated a traffic stop. Upon approach, the driver provided a false name and was arrested.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the following:

A 22 sawed-off rifle loaded with a full magazine and a chambered round, 22 ammunition, 12 gauge sawed-off shotgun loaded with a full magazine and a chambered round, 12 gauge ammunition, Stun gun, Large hunting knife, and various types of drug paraphernalia.

Cecily Rae Mather (27) of Cypress County., has been charged with:

Weapons offences (x9), Failing to comply with release conditions (x2), Obstruction, and offences under the Traffic Safety Act.

Mather has been remanded into custody and will appear in Medicine Hat Provincial Court on May 13, 2022.

James Devon Showers (30) of Edmonton has been charged with weapons offences (x9).

Showers has been released on conditions and will appear in Brooks Provincial Court on June 15, 2022.