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RCMP seize 2.2 kilos, over $ 127,190 cash and charge two - Bank account frozen

Red Deer, Alberta (August 20, 2014) — A 9-month RCMP investigation has resulted in charges against a man and a woman from Red Deer, Alberta. On August 1, 2014, Shane Clifford WHITE (age 29) and Alyssa Marilyn LANDRY (age 23) were charged with drug and Criminal Code offences. Their first appearance court date is set for August 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Red Deer Provincial Court.

Bags of marijuana on display at search scene

In June 2014, investigators of the RCMP Federal Policing Serious and Organized Crime Team (FSOC) executed search warrants at a Red Deer residence, where 2.2 kilograms of marijuana and $127,190.00 cash was found and seized. Further investigation has led to the restraint of bank accounts valued at approximately $103,000.00.

Shane WHITE has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), being in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking – 5(2) CDSA, laundering the proceeds of crime contrary to section 462.31 of the Criminal Code and possession of the proceeds of crime – 354 of the Criminal Code.

$72,000.00 cash as it was seized from the search scene

Alyssa LANDRY has been charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - 5(1) CDSA and possession of the proceeds of crime – 354 Criminal Code.

RCMP FSOC was assisted by investigators from the RCMP Red Deer detachment, and supported by intelligence provided by FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada).

"The RCMP is committed to reducing harm and preventing crime in communities across Alberta. The success of this investigation is due to the hard work and determination of many RCMP officers working in a coordinated fashion over many months", says Superintendent Frank Smart, RCMP Federal Policing Officer. "Crime does not pay! We have disrupted this drug trafficking operation by seizing their drugs and their money."

Cash and marijuana displayed post seizure

SOC teams include RCMP officers who specialize in conducting complex organized crime investigations. Investigators on these teams have expertise in drug trafficking, money laundering and financial investigations at the local, national and international level.

The Mandate and Objectives of the “K” Division RCMP Federal Policing Serious and Organized Crime Teams includes:

  • To Identify, disrupt and dismantle serious and organized criminal operations and:
  • To disrupt and dismantle organized crime groups involved in serious criminal offences.
  • To effectively identity, seize and restrain criminally derived profits and related assets with the goal of criminal charges or forfeiture within all organized crime investigations.

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Media Contact:
Sgt. Stephen Scott
Federal Policing Serious and Organized Crime Team
403-699-2582
Calgary, Alberta

Alternate Contact:
Insp. Garrett Woolsey
Federal Policing Serious and Organized Crime Team
403-699-2552
Calgary, Alberta