Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested two males and a youth, and seized drugs and weapons following a drug trafficking investigation by the Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit.
On July 18, members of the Grande Prairie RCMP Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Grande Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section, Grande Prairie RCMP General Duty and Grande Prairie RCMP Police Dog Services, executed search warrants on four residences, one storage locker and two vehicles.
The searches followed a short term investigation, and resulted in the seizure of the following drugs (which were packaged in various quantities for distribution):
- 34g of Cocaine
- 8g of Methamphetamine
- 8g of Fentanyl
The searches also resulted in the seizure of a 12-gauge pump action shotgun, shotgun shells, two 40 calibre pistol magazines containing ammunition, and over a significant amount of Canadian currency. Police also seized a Dodge Ram 1500 truck as offence related property.
Two males from Edmonton, aged 24 and 29, and one youth from Fort McMurray were arrested and charged with Possession for the purpose of Trafficking of Methamphetamine, Fentanyl and Cocaine. They have also been charged with several Criminal Code weapons charges. All three were released from custody and are to appear in Grande Prairie provincial court on August 26, 2020.
The RCMP remains fully committed in building "safe communities" and enforcing laws to their fullest extent, in order to achieve this goal. Members of the public who suspect drug activity in their community are encouraged to contact their local RCMP detachment.
If you have information about this incident or any other illegal activity, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.