Hinton RCMP execute search warrant related to drug investigation – Update 1

August 6, 2021
Hinton, Alberta

News release

After a lengthy investigation, on July 30, 2021, Hinton RCMP arrested and subsequently charged two adults both of Hinton, Alta.

A 43-year-old male is facing the following charges:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 – Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon X 2 – Criminal Code
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling It – Cannabis Act
  • Possession of Unstamped Tobacco - Excise Act

He has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 18, 2021, in Hinton, Alta.

A 38-year-old female is facing the following charges:

  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine – Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 – Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Prohibited Weapon X 2 – Criminal Code
  • Possession of Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling It – Cannabis Act
  • Possession of Unstamped Tobacco - Excise Act

She has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 18, 2021, in Hinton, Alta.

If you have any information about drug activity in our community, please contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544 or 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 or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background:

May 5, 2021

Hinton RCMP execute search warrant related to drug investigation

On April 30, 2021, the Hinton RCMP General Investigation Section, Hinton RCMP, with the assistance of RCMP Police Dog Services executed a search warrant at a residence in Hinton following a drug investigation.

As a result of the search, a quantity of drugs was seized including 2 ounces of cocaine, 25 ounces of cannabis, 3.2 grams of methamphetamine, 8.8 fl. Oz. of GHB, 65 tablets of steroids, and 11 ounces of buffering agents. In addition, a number of weapons were also seized that included: a crossbow, Taser, multiple knives and brass knuckles. The search also included a seizure of 552 packs of illegal tobacco with a total amount of 13, 800 cigarettes, a significant quantity of Canadian currency along with drug paraphernalia that included: four cell phones, scale, cash machine and over 700 small baggies.

This remains an active police investigation and charges are pending against a 42-year-old Hinton male.

"This represents a significant seizure of suspected drugs, weapons, illicit cash, and proceeds of crime that have been removed from our streets," says Acting Hinton RCMP Detachment Commander Sgt. Graham Gurski. "The Hinton RCMP will continue to target this activity in our efforts at crime reduction to ensure a safer community for the residents of Hinton and Yellowhead County."

If you have any information about drug activity in our community, please contact Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544 or 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 or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations
780-509-3970

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