Red Deer RCMP charge man with drug trafficking, weapons offences

The Red Deer RCMP Drug Unit arrested and charged a male found to be in possession of several illicit drugs for purposes of trafficking.

On June 18, 43-year-old Ronald Stephens of Red Deer was arrested. He was found in possession of three ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of cocaine, two grams of fentanyl, cash and a .22 handgun.

Stephens faces 13 charges including:

  • Three counts of possession of the purposing of trafficking
  • Seven firearms related charge
  • Possession of an illicit substance, LSD
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of the proceeds of crime

“During this arrest, we seized a significant amount of drugs, equating to hundreds of hits from potential buyers,” said Sgt. Glanville, Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Section. “The dedicated drug unit at the Red Deer RCMP works to remove illegal drugs from our city which often has trickle down effects for other crimes including property and person offences.”

Individuals with information related to the incident are asked to please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.