RCMP Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit seize prohibited guns and drugs

November 25, 2020
Central, Alberta

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Seized Contraband
Seized Contraband
Seized Contraband
Seized Contraband

The Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CAD CRU) conducted a successful 30-day project focused on removing guns and drugs from the streets throughout rural central Alberta.

The project, dubbed 'Project K CAD CDSA', ran from Oct. 20 through Nov. 20. The 7-person CAD CRU was joined by 8 members of various area detachments who were seconded for the duration of the project, as well as RCMP Police Dog Services and the Drug Undercover Street Team. Behind the scenes, intelligence gathering (including Crime Stoppers tips) was the initial momentum that led to continued investigative techniques including; surveillance, undercover operations and the execution of several search warrants.

Overall, the high volume project consisted of operations in Breton, Devon, Beaumont, Leduc, Wetaskiwin, Ponoka and Blackfalds. Seven different residences were subject to search warrants, and several arrests were made roadside as a result of strategic traffic stops.

The contraband seized included:

  • 10 guns, 3 of which were prohibited
  • Over 500 grams of methamphetamine
  • 130 grams of fentanyl
  • 69 grams of heroin
  • Cannabis / cocaine / hashish / psilocybin
  • 30 cartons of tobacco
  • A stolen UTV and utility trailer
  • A substantial amount of Canadian currency

The above drug seizures equate to a substantial amount of street 'doses' of the drugs.

The following 24 people were arrested and facing a combined total of 235 criminal code and drug related charges:

  • A 29-year-old male of Devon
  • A 22-year-old male of Leduc County
  • A 42-year-old female of Devon
  • A 30-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 47-year-old female of Mameo Beach
  • A 31-year-old female of Wetaskiwin
  • A 29-year-old female of Leduc
  • A 40-year-old male of Leduc
  • A 29-year-old female of Leduc
  • A 24-year-old male of Leduc
  • A 35-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 62-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 33-year-old female of Wetaskiwin
  • A 65-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 35-year-old female of Ponoka
  • A 41-year-old male of Ponoka
  • A 56-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 19-year-old male of Beaumont
  • A 20-year-old female of Edmonton
  • A 32-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 57-year-old male of Millet
  • A 34-year-old male of Wetaskiwin
  • A 23-year-old female of Wetaskiwin

and a 16-year-old male from Ponoka who cannot be named. Eight arrest warrants were executed.

"This project was all about flushing out the repeat offenders who try to hide in small towns and cause havoc in those towns" says Corporal Will Hiscock, the NCO in charge of the CAD CRU. "We're actively out there to get guns and drugs off the street. These criminals may come back to the rural areas, but so will we."

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Contact information

Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group
780-890-2685

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