Over the last seven months, members of the Vegreville Detachment have continued their efforts into disrupting the drug trade in the Vegreville area.
This long term investigation, with the assistance of Edmonton ALERT and the Eastern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit, has continued.
Based on information gained, in the early morning hours of September 6, 2019 a vehicle stop was effected, and both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were arrested for conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances. Search incidental to arrest led to the RCMP locating methamphetamine and heroin and suspected fentanyl, along with hydromorphone and various trafficking materials.
A 58-year-old female of Two Hills has been charged with the following:
- Trafficking in controlled substances (4x)
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Failing to comply with Recognizance (5x)
She has been remanded into custody pending her next court appearance in Vegreville provincial court on September 16, 2019. The male driver was released, charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
At the time of arrest, the female was at large on a Recognizance entered into before a justice, having been charged in 2018 with Trafficking in Controlled Substances. Those matters are currently before the courts.