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 www.tipsubmit.com.