Grande Prairie RCMP seize drugs following arrest of male

November 17, 2020
Grande Prairie, Alberta

News release

On Nov.5, 2020, Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) executed a search warrant and seized drugs and cash, after locating a male who was known to be wanted.

A 27-year-old male of Grande Prairie, was located in a hotel in Clairmont by Grande Prairie RCMP CRU, with assistance from the Police Dog Service (PDS). Following a brief foot chase, the 27-year-old male was arrested for 27 outstanding warrants, which included discharging a firearm with intent. Upon his arrest, police located the following items on him:

  • A substantial amount of Canadian currency
  • Two shotgun shells
  • 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Three grams of suspected heroin

Further investigation resulted in police obtaining a search warrant for the hotel room, where approximately 100 ml of GHB was located.

The 27-year-old male has been charged with the following:

  • Resisting arrest
  • Fail to comply with a release order x4
  • Breach of a weapons prohibition x2
  • Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of property obtained by crime

He is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Dec. 9, 2020.

The RCMP remains fully committed to building safe communities and enforcing laws to their fullest extent. 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 ( http://www.p3tips.com/ ) or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Contact information

Corporal Candace Hrdlicka
Grande Prairie RCMP
780-882-5024

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