Grande Prairie RCMP – Traffic stop leads to drug seizure and charges

October 19, 2020
Grande Prairie, Alberta

News release


Seized Contraband
Seized Contraband
Seized Contraband

Grande Prairie RCMP have laid drug trafficking charges, following a vehicle stop in the city.

On Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 at approximately 6 p.m. Grande Prairie RCMP were conducting patrols when they observed a suspicious truck in the area of 97a Street and 100 Avenue. RCMP determined through their investigation that the licence plate did not match the truck and subsequently conducted a traffic stop. Upon further investigation police also learned that the driver did not have a valid operator's licence and had outstanding warrants for his arrest. During a search of the truck police located 47.29 grams of bluish/purple fentanyl, 53 grams of methamphetamine and Canadian currency.

The 56-year-old male driver from Fort McMurray was charged with:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Fentanyl
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5000.00
  • Operate an uninsured vehicle on a highway
  • Operate a vehicle without a subsisting licence.

The male is currently in custody awaiting a judicial interim release hearing.

Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP. Proactive enforcement such as this demonstrates our commitment to Alberta's Crime Reduction strategy and helps create a safer community.

If you have information on this or any other crime in Grande Prairie, contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at


Contact information

Sgt Shawn Graham
Grande Prairie Detachment

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