Couple facing drug and firearm charges after Edmonton police investigation

Edmonton Police Service headquarters in downtown Edmonton. File/Global News

Editor’s note: In an earlier version of this story, Christie Rose was identified as Christina Rose. This story has been corrected to reflect the correct information. Global News regrets the error.

After an Edmonton Police Service drug investigation, an Edmonton couple is facing 49 charges.

The investigation was launched in November 2019 and two search warrants were executed on Feb. 28 near 45 Street and 126 Avenue and another address on Hopper Crescent.

During the search, police said they found five guns — a loaded 9 mm, a loaded SKS, two revolvers and a sawed-off shotgun — ammunition, almost $28,000 in Canadian and U.S. currency, ballistic body armour, 180 grams of cocaine and items used to produce and package cocaine.

Ronald Snipes, 39, and Christie Rose, 28, are each facing charges related to firearms, drug trafficking and production offences.

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Police didn’t specify what charges were laid against the two or what prompted the investigation.

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