A man has been charged after an operation between the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and Edmonton Police Service (EPS).

Since April, the EPS Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) has been looking into 34-year-old Cody Cohoe for suspected gun trafficking. 

According to police, Cohoe’s name first came up in 2017 when he reported a suspicious break-and-enter in Lloydminster, where two of his restricted guns were allegedly stolen. During that investigation, he bought an additional handgun.

Then during a homicide investigation last year, another one of his restricted guns was found. The gun was never reported lost or stolen by Cohoe and police began looking into him as a suspected weapons trafficker. 

On Monday (Feb.28), EPS and the RCMP searched Cohoe's Fort Saskatchewan residence. They reportedly found several rounds of ammunition and seized two of Cohoe’s guns which were improperly stored. Three of Cohoe’s known restricted handguns were not accounted for and are still outstanding. Police are still trying to locate them.

He is facing seven charges, including four counts of firearms trafficking, possession of a firearm for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of careless use, storage, handling and transport of a firearm.

Anyone with any information that may assist police in this investigation is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567.