Wood Buffalo RCMP drug investigation leads to charges

October 13, 2020
Fort McMurray, Alberta

News release


Seized Contraband

On Oct. 9, 2020, Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section, with the assistance from Wood Buffalo RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and Municipal Traffic Services, as well as assistance from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), executed a search warrant at a condo complex in downtown Fort McMurray.

As a result of the search of a residence on Riedel Street, RCMP seized approximately 166 grams of a substance believed to be cocaine and over a significant amount of Canadian currency.

One adult female and two adult males were arrested and are facing several charges.

A 46-year-old female of Fort McMurray, Alta., was charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • Trafficking Cocaine (x2)
  • Fail to comply with conditions

A 20-year-old male of Brandon, Man., and a 21-year-old male of Abbotsford, B.C., were both charged with Possession for the purpose of trafficking.

All three are set to appear for court today, Oct. 13, 2020, at the Fort McMurray Provincial Court House.

Staff Sergeant Keith Horwood, Acting Line Officer in charge of Plain Clothes Sections shares, "Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Unit is committed to keeping our citizens safe by conducting investigations guided by intelligence in order to target individuals who harm our community."

Anyone who has information on any crime is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or their 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.


Contact information

Corporal Bakker
Media Relations Group
Wood Buffalo RCMP – GRC

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